The class is based on Frank Porcu’s figure structure and anatomy method. This class works from the nude model, with one pose generally lasting the entire school year. The course is designed to instruct the student in sculpting the human figure in terms of its skeletal framework and muscular organization. Students will gain a three-dimensional/functional understanding of the human form from the inside out. Because this course is progressive, students must begin by September in order to attend.
About the Instructor
Frank L. Porcu is a sculptor, anatomist, and painter who earned a B.F.A. from Pratt Institute and an M.F.A. from the New York Academy of Art. He has devoted the last seventeen years to the study of the human form, based on the truth of human and quadrupedal dissection. His research in the theories of “anatomical form-making” and its historical usages has provided him with a platform to teach to artists and physicians a “lost philosophy” dealing with the scientific construction of form.
The anatomy text he is authoring is in manuscript form, and is being updated weekly, due to the great lessons and explanations demanded of him by his ambitious students.
Mr. Porcu teaches anatomy, drawing, and sculpture at The Art Students League of New York, where he has recently brought back the appropriate study of the “Antique,” with the design and erection of the second floor Antique Cast Wall. He also lectures on stereoscopic anatomy at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons.
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