Drawing the Human Head: Anatomy, Expressions, Emotions and Feelings

Drawing the Human Head: Anatomy, Expressions, Emotions and Feelings

by Giovanni Colombo, Giuseppe Vigliotti


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788416851027
Publisher: Promopress
Publication date: 09/26/2017
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.70(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Giovanni Colombo was born in Como, Italy, in 1961. After attending a lyceum for the arts, he enrolled in the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan to study painting. In the early 1980s, he attended the studio of A. Tenchio to deepen his knowledge of engraving, where he met and became friends with many other artists and started working in illustration in addition to painting. In 1982 he began showing his artwork, in both group and individual shows, and in 1988 he started to teach painting at the “Fausto Melotti” State Art School in Cantù, Italy - where he still works today. He wrote Percezione & Disegno: dalla visione alla rappresentazione (Perception & Drawing: From Vision to Representation; Ikon, Milan, 1998). He has published several limited edition booklets and engravings. Today he lives and works in Como.

Giuseppe Vigliotti was born in Estavayer Le Lac, Switzerland, in 1965 and currently teaches painting. In 1983 he received his diploma from a fine arts secondary school, and in 1986 his work was shown in numerous exhibitions, both group and individual. Since 1987 he’s worked as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer for numerous publishers. In 1988 received his degree in painting at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan. From 2007 to 2010 he worked in art publishing, with specific experience relating to artists’ books and the use of graphic design software, editorial layout and website creation. His current artistic focus is on video-installations, multimedia techniques and computer graphics. Today he lives and works in Como.

Table of Contents

1. The expression of emotions in art.
Charles Le Brun
2. Expressions in psychological research.
3. The anatomy and physiognomy of the head. The skull: front view and side view. Facial muscles, front and side views (superficial). Facial muscles, side view (deep). The male face: front view and side view. The female face: front view and side view
4. Exercises. Drawing facial details. Expressive patterns. Drawing the head. Drawing expressions. Drawing faces
5. Classifying emotions. Ecstasy. Joy. Laughter/grinning. Admiration/adoration. Affection. Rage/anger Attention/awaiting. Attention/alert. Sadness/pensiveness. Sadness/crying. Suffering/pain. Hate. Disgust. Boredom. Distraction. Surprise/shock. Worry/anxiety. Fear/terror
6. Expressions which reflect behaviour. Wrath. Pleasure/wellbeing. Pride. Uncertainty. Embarrassment. Jealousy/envy. Guilt. Disapproval/contempt. Disbelief/scepticism. Expressive grimaces: coughing/sneezing; blowing; kissing; physical pain; sleeping/death; expression of the 5 senses: sight; hearing; smell; taste; touch.
7. Modifying expression: the various ages.
8. Photography, film, comics.
9. Suggested considerations and procedures. Expressive variations in an image (Technique, colour, lighting). Expressive sequences. Expressions in the busts of Franz Xaver Messerschmidt. Deconstructing the work of F. X. Messerschmidt

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