drawing casts


Drawing casts were originally used by European student artists during the Middle Ages as a means of practice for drawing and painting. Those studying art would use casts as means to practice scale and obtain realism, which was a popular movement at the time. Using drawing casts had the benefit of being inanimate. The student artist could take their time practicing their hand at shadowing and illustrating depth while using a drawing cast. Drawing casts usually consisted of geometrical shapes, hands and faces. Famous artists who used drawing casts in their studies include Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Raphael.

Present day, drawing cast are still used by students. Those interested in teaching or learning art fundamentals would find our Geometrical Shape Set of Ten of great use.  The geometrical shapes are also highly desirable pieces for art collectors. Anyone with an eye for art and who is a lover of history would love to add the School Of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Horse Sculpture to their collection.

Drawing casts also make great gifts for those in the medical field. The exquisite details of the Ecorche Anatomical Man Study Model Artist Cast Sculpture  makes this statue a great medical school graduate gift.

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Ecorche Anatomical Man Study Model Artist Cast Sculpture

Ecorche Anatomical Man Study Model Artist Cast Sculpture

A couple of blogs ago we discussed our old world drawing models consisting of shapes and the human form. Here is another example of an anatomical study model. Crafted by Tom Hester, the son of a surgeon and a lifetime student of organic architecture, the Hester Studios Ecorche series begins with this standing male flayed figure, correct in every detail. Anatomical accuracy is elusive and study models are essential for the artist interested in capturing human character. No longer do students of musculature need to dig in graveyards for their research. Centuries of dissection have been documented in countless texts, illustrations and sculptures and now Tom Hester carries on the tradition, presenting this information in a detailed 25.5 tall figure.

Even those not interested in drawing can find appreciation in the perfection of human form. This would make a great gift for a recent graduate of medical school or a doctor opening practice.

 

Anatomical Study of Man by Houdon Statue

Anatomical Study of Man by Houdon Statue

Anatomical Study of Flayed Male L’ecorche by Houdon is another great anatomical study. In Rome, the young Houdon was given the opportunity to study human anatomy extensively thanks to a surgeon. In 1767, he modeled the famous L’ecorche, an anatomical study of a flayed male which allowed the muscles to be observed in detail.  Houdon Anatomical Male Sculpture reproduction is made from resin with a bronze finish. Wonderful for a drawing study or artist cast.

Be sure to head on over to our website to view more of our anatomical studies and drawing casts. If you have something in mind but cannot find it on the website, feel free to contact us. Our excellent products coupled with our outstanding customer service ensures Statue.com is the best business for statuary and other fine goods.

Reach us by phone Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CT) 618-692-1121 or Toll-Free at 877-675-2634.

Email us at sales@statue.com

Our fax number is 618-692-6775.

Send mail to us at: Statue.com, Inc., 100 N. Main St. Edwardsville, IL 62025.

We’d love to hear from you!

~Kristen

 

Drawing Casts

 

Nineteenth century art instruction often included the use of sculptural models, known as drawing casts to emphasize the study of form and the visual effect that light and shadow had on these forms. A recent resurgence of interest in the use of these aids to teach art fundamentals has inspired Statue.com to create a set of 10 pristine, geometric shapes. Cast in a durable resin compound and finished in museum white, these solid forms will maintain their crisp edges long after their plaster counterparts have chipped and faded. Statue.com is proud to offer this high quality set as tools of the trade, maintaining the high tradition of a classical art training. Artists, Teachers, Designers and Decorators alike will appreciate the beauty in pure geometry. These shapes may even be displayed as accents of sculptural form and balance. 

 

Apollo Belvedere Mask

Apollo Belvedere Mask

Along with geometric shapes, we offer a fine line of  drawing masks. Like the geometric shapes these masks are  hand finished and special attention has been made to detail , we are casting them the same way that has been done over 100 years ago, using the same art grade plaster as the masters.

We believe this mask to have been taken from one of the original Apollo sculptures. The Apollo Belvedere represents one of the great legacies of Greek art. It was a Roman copy, probably of a bronze original made by the Athenian sculptor Leochares, who worked for Alexander the Great, around 320BC. The Apollo Belvedere was discovered in the late 1400’s near Rome, and has been in the Vatican since 1511, in the Cortile del Belvedere, from which it gets its name.

 

Colossal Foot Left- Drawing Cast

Colossal Foot Left- Drawing Cast

One of our most popular drawing casts is the Colossal Foot. We have reason to believe it is the foot of the Fighting Gladiator or the Borghese Gladiator Sculpture that can be found in The Louvre. The Borghese Gladiator – originally part of the Italian collection whose name it bears – is actually the depiction of a fighting warrior. The detailed sculptural composition of  tendons, muscles and bones makes it a perfect drawing cast. 

To view more drawing casts head on over to our website . If you have something in mind but cannot find it on the website, feel free to contact us. Our excellent products coupled with our outstanding customer service ensures Statue.com is the best business for statuary and other fine goods.

Reach us by phone Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CT) 618-692-1121 or Toll-Free at 877-675-2634.

Email us at sales@statue.com

Our fax number is 618-692-6775.

Send mail to us at: Statue.com, Inc., 100 N. Main St. Edwardsville, IL 62025.

We’d love to hear from you!

~Kristen

 

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  1. Anatomical Study of Flayed Male L'ecorche by Houdon

    Here is a wonderful Drawing Cast for sale at http://www.Statue.com
    This is one of many Artist cast we offer!

    Anatomical Study of Flayed Male L’ecorche by Houdon. Anatomical Study (Houdon’s studio, late 18th century). In Rome, the young Houdon was given the opportunity to study human anatomy extensively thanks to a surgeon. In 1767, he modeled the famous L’ecorche, an anatomical study of a flayed male which allowed the muscles to be observed in detail. Soon afterward, every self-respecting academy in Europe had a copy of the sculpture which was freely reproduced in countless versions.Part of our Museum Collection of noteworthy museum statues, paintings and cultural artifacts. Houdon Anatomical Male Sculpture reproduction is made from resin with a bronze finish and measures 10 H x 4.5 W x 2.75 D.

    Hippocrates Bust 23" HighOne of our customers created two beautiful charcoal drawing of Hippocrates.  He used a solid white drawing cast model of Hippocrates for these exquisite works of art.  We welcome our customers to share how they use our products in creating works of art or in decorating their home, garden or business.

Please share any other drawings that have used are drawing cast with us:  hippocrates_drawing_cast1hippocrates_drawingcast2

Nineteenth century Art instruction often included the use of sculptural models as teaching aids for drawing, painting and sculpture study, known as Drawing Casts to emphasize the study of form and the visual effect that light and shadow had on these forms. A recent resurgence of interest in the use of these aids to teach art fundamentals has inspired Statue.com to create a collection of Artist Cast in a bonded stone or Plaster and finished in museum white, these classical cast are a staple for Art Studios, Schools, and Universities. Statue.com is proud to offer this high quality drawing casts as “tools of the trade,” maintaining the high tradition of a classical art training. Artists, Teachers, Designers and Decorators alike will appreciate the beauty in pure geometry, and we expect these shapes may even be displayed as accents of sculptural form and balance simply as design elements in your studio, learning institution or the aspiring artist.

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Seems like the Classical Statue fall away in the younger generation but if they have traveled to Europe they find a new found love of Art History. Working in the statuary business it always interest me in finding out something new in a Classical Historical sculpture such as this Faun playing Scabellum in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence Graeco-Roman statue. This striking version of the dancing satyrs, Pan, of Greek mythology has a completely human form. The Roman version of the dancing satyrs is called the dancing faun. In Greek mythology the dancing satyrs is known for his dancing, singing, laughter and chasing nymphs through the woods. Greek Mythology Satyrs the Dancing Satyrs was called Pan or Hylaeos, the forest god and guardian of the shepherds who worshipped Dionysus, the god of wine. Statues of the dancing satyrs range from a human form with the head and legs of a goat to a normal human form. The dancing satyrs, Pan, were the son of Hermes and Penelope, and born inArcady. The Dancing Satyrs was at home in the woods and enjoyed chasing the woodland nymphs. Pan would play the pipes and the nymphs would spend hours dancing and singing. Satyrs are always present at a Dionysus banquet or party, Dionysus was the Greek god of wine and ecstasy. The story of how Pan invented the pan pipes, which is similar to the pan flute, is an interesting mythological story. Pan was a joyful Satyr who loved dancing and playing on the shepherd’s pipe in the woods. One day Pan saw the nymph Syrinx and started after her. She ran until she came to a river. Syrinx turned into one of the reeds that lined the bank of the river. Pan could not recognize her so he grabbed a hand full of reeds hoping he could capture Syrinx, but he was unable to locate her. So Pan sat down beside the river and started tying the reeds together and soon he found that blowing over the ends made a beautiful sound, and it became known as the Pipes of Pan or a Seven Reed Shepherds Pipe. Faun is shown here playing the Scabellum which is a musical clapper that is operated by foot as depicted in the Greek and Roman Antiquities here with this Faun Sculpture. For years I have been selling this sculpture and knew what was under his foot! Now I know it is a musical Instrument. Not sure how it worked but it awesome to see I can find out something new from a Classic Sculpture I been selling for years. We at Statue.com have been provide Classical Sculptures since 1996 on the internet and it fun to find out new info on our statuary and Blog it!