Morpho: Simplified Forms: Anatomy for Artists



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From the publisher:

This small, portable book presents a unique perspective on the human body for artists to study and implement in their drawing work. In this book, artist and teacher Michel Lauricella simplifies the human body into basic, synthetic shapes and forms, offering profound insight for artists of all kinds, sparking the imagination and improving one's observational abilities. Rather than going the traditional route of memorizing a repertoire of poses, Lauricella instead stresses learning this small collection of forms, which can then be combined and shaped into the more complex and varied forms and postures we see in the living body.

(Publisher's Note: This book features an "exposed" binding style. This is intentional, as it is designed to help the book lay flat as you draw.)

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Head and Neck
  • Torso and Shoulders
  • Upper Limbs
  • Lower Limbs
  • Resources

Michel Lauricella was trained at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He has taught morphology for 20 years, successively at the Emile Cohl School in Lyon, Beaux-Arts workshops in Paris, and the Gobelins (Paris). He is currently a professor at Lisaa (Paris) and at Fabrica1 (Paris).


Michel Lauricella

Condition & Attributes

Very Fine



Publishing Information

San Rafael, CA
Rocky Nook

Physical Description

7 inches
4.6 inches
96 pages
black & white illustrations
French wraps

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