October 8, 2013
I have a bunch of figure drawings I have to document and post. I hope to do that this weekend.
For one of my classes, I’m going to be working in paper for the whole semester. I already did one paper piece (I’ll post photos of it finished when I can mount it on the wall again). In my next project I’m making something in response to medical/anatomical illustrations—the likes of Max Brödel, Andreas Vesalius, and Jacques Fabien Gautier d’Agoty. The latter two worked in a popular style which involved drawing a posed figure, but then “flaying” the skin and muscle to reveal organs and bones underneath. Looking at any of these illustrations is rather unnerving. We’re not used to seeing the inside of human bodies and it’s hard to imagine those things happening inside of us.
As interesting as these illustrations are, looking at them makes me want to put the body back together, sew up the incisions. I think I’m going to try to create a body or a model out of large paper strips, crudely attempting to reconstruct a body. Not quite sure on the specifics yet, but we’ll see.