Sunday, October 25, 2009

Drawing the human body...

During the viewing on wednesday I couldn't help but notice the strange similarities between some works of art by Michelangelo and several other artists in comparison to the current phenomenon of bodybuilders. I know this may seem like a stretch, but in our discussion about the unrealistic and "ideal" body figures and shapes that we saw in a lot of earlier drawings and sketches remind me of the seemingly impossible bodies of professional bodybuilders. The way that muscles seem to burst out, and how you see forms that you didn't know even existed are almost identical. Bodybuilders consider what they do as art, and however crazy it seems, its true. They are shaping their bodies in a way that could be considered ideal, just as Michelangelo designed and sketched hundreds of years ago. Here are some pictures to help you see what I am referring to. :) 

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