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Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Douglas and Godard


Our last photo is a Douglas of Detroit unknown who looks a bit like Joe Marcy, and 
the drawing is by Rene-Jules Godard.  The drawing is one of those of which I have other
 versions by other artists made from different angles apparently all at the same time.

 

12 comments:

  1. Superbly paired, Jerry. In a mere eight images, you have illustrated one of the enduring principles of Western civilization that touches not only art but informs language, architecture, and even fashion. Superbly paired and a joy to see.

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    1. Oops! 16 images. I forgot to take my socks and shoes off.

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    2. Math was never my strong point, either, lol. Thanks for your kind words, Julian!

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  2. Life imitates art imitates life...and so on. This is a great series, Jerry! Thanks!

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  3. At risk of offending...none of the artwork has a classical penis an scrotum. Obviously we had moved out of the classical era.

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    1. The Academies stressed realism for these drawings, so what they saw is what we get . . . at least in theory. This last guy is the closest to the Classical package ideal, but I suspect that this is just the way he actually was.

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    2. I've found that the "Draw what you see" rule, in general, still stands. Ideally, including as much detail as possible. No part of the physique should be "improved". I find that I get drawn as I am, a classic sized man. Size based on perhaps an average during the pose. I, and I've seen most other male models, tend to "adjust" a lot to ambient temperature.

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    3. Thanks for the comment, David. Good to know that the realistic concept still applies.

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  4. Ah, the staff. Every male life model's favourite prop. Allowing the model to comfortably raise the arms up. Thus displaying both physique and life model's arm and chest muscles to perfection.

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    1. Quite. And it adds a vertical for artists to reference. Love working with one..

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