martes, 11 de noviembre de 2014

VISUAL ARTS: PROPORTION OF THE HUMAN FIGURE

Proportion is the comparative relation between the diferents parts of the human figure and the whole.

The first proportion of which we have knowledge is that of Egyptian art.

Unit of measurement

In Egyptian art the unit of measurement was the fist. The full standard proportion of a man was between 18 and 20 fists high. Later on  the head  became the basic unit of measurement. 

-Activity 1: Complete the first figure of a man by drawing a man following the eight heads prototype.
- Activity 2: Complete the second figure of a child by drawing an eight-year-old boy, using the five heads prototype.

Vocabulary: proportion , fist, height,  measurement.

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