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Viewer Discretion Advised

June 6, 2011

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I did these sketches at the Body Worlds exhibit, which is actually the perfect place to bring a sketchbook because Life Drawing is all about studying the construction of the body and learning the bones and muscles and all that.

I remember reading about how renaissance artists would try to learn more about human anatomy in order to better render the figure. The book The Agony and the Ecstasy talked about how Michelangelo tried so hard to get his hands on a cadaver so that he could study it, and how difficult that was because back then they weren’t all that cool about cutting up dead bodies.

We’ve got it so easy nowadays.

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