A beautifully illustrated introduction to the study of human anatomy by best-selling artist and author, Giovanni Civardi.
In this comprehensive guide, Civardi combines his stunning anatomical drawings with annotations explanatory photographs and concise theory to offer the learning artist an accessible yet incredibly informative approach to understanding and drawing the human form.
Beginning with the history of capturing the human anatomy in art, Civardi takes your through every aspect of our form to give the reader a useful, overview of how our bodies work. From our skeletons and muscles through to the proportions of the body and our movements, Civardi covers a wide variety of areas in order to help the artist achieve an accurate, beautiful rendering in pencil.
About the Author
GIOVANNI CIVARDI was born in Milan in 1947. While training to become a sculptor, portrait artist and illustrator at the Free Life-Study School of the Accademia di Brera, he also studied medicine and surgery. For over a decade, he worked as an illustrator, producing commissions for newspapers, magazines and book covers. During frequent trips to France and Denmark, Civardi put on one-man exhibitions of this work and pursued his interest in studying the relationship between medical anatomy and the human form as depicted by the artist. His experience gained from teaching anatomy, life drawing and portraiture in schools and institutions over many years has led to the publication of numerous books in which Civardi's experiences are brought into focus.