Figure Drawing Journal: Week 3

Figure and Motion, Figure Drawing Journal, Week 3

Types Of Canons

– Started 5th Century B.C.
-Measures the body in united from that body’s head.
-Average body is about seven to eight heads
-Landmarks a certain number of heads: Nipples = Two heads down, Belly Button= Three Heads Down, Groin = Four heads down.

-Started around the 3rd Dynasty
-Draws the body on a square grid system
-Grid was eighteen square units high, but later changed to twenty-two unites.
-grid is derived from the human body.

The Golden Mean
-Used the he golden ratio in portraits
-Found the placement of features and various body parts.


“The Canons Of Beauty in the History of Art.” ArtIsLife. N.p., 03 Oct 2012. Web. 6 Feb 2014. <;.

McCague, Hugh . “Pythagoreans and Sculptors: The Canon of Polykleitos.” Rosicrucian Digest. 1. (2009): 23-29. Web. 5 Feb. 2014. <;.

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