artistic anatomy

ar·tis·tic a·nat·o·my

the study of anatomy for artistic purposes, as applied to painting, drawing, or sculpture.
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KE[micro]nig -- former president of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts, where he currently chairs the department of artistic anatomy, geometry and drawing -- will present a selection entitled "Simyacy" (The Alchemist) later this month at the GE-ler Sanat art gallery.
Any artist working in illustration and any art library or general-interest holding strong in art instruction must have ARTISTIC ANATOMY on hand: it appears here in a new 35th Anniversary Edition, translated by Robert Beverly Hale, and is still considered one of the finest works on anatomy for artists since the Renaissance.