WORKS ON PAPER : Anatomy

"Susan White is constantly sketching from everyday life and it is from the many sketchbooks that she first extracts the material for her compositions." (A. Wernig, Munich, 1980)

The artist works in a variety of drawing media: pen and ink, ballpoint, brush, crayon, chalk, pastel, conté, and charcoal. Recently she has developed mixed media techniques in silverpoint and goldpoint.

"Capturing the essence in line alone is for me the purest form of expression."

WORKS ON PAPER

Theme: Anatomy
WORKS ON PAPER Theme: Anatomy
57 Works to view
57 Works to view

Anatomy: Artworks drawn in the university laboratory from embalmed human dissections (specimens) and from plastinations of human specimens. Anatomical analysis of works by the Masters Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Rodin.
  • Shoulder, Arm and Elbow (right, lateral view): Muscles and Fascia, 2011
    pastel
    29 x 21 cm
    (study for The anatomy lesson of Dr Freeman)
  • Hand and flexed wrist (right), extensor tendons, intrinsic muscles, 2010
    pastel
    21 x 29 cm
    (study for The anatomy lesson of Dr Freeman)
  • Hand and wrist (left), extensor muscles and tendons, 2010
    pastel
    21 x 29 cm
  • Forearm (left, medial view): Forceps Gripping Flexor Tendons, 2010
    pastel
    21 x 29.5 cm
    (study for The anatomy lesson of Dr Freeman)
  • Skull, quarter-sectioned, 2008-9
    conté and pastel on silicon carbide paper
    22 x 28 cm
  • Skull, bisected, opened out, with mandible, 2008
    goldpoint and pastel
    28 x 21.5 cm
  • Skulls: Fetal and Adult Contrasted, 2008
    goldpoint on silicon carbide paper
    21 x 28 cm
  • Head and neck (right side): muscles, vessels and glands, 2008
    pastel
    21 x 29 cm
  • Head, bisected (right side), medial view: nasal conchae, palate and tongue, 2008
    pastel
    21 x 29 cm
  • Shoulder and Thorax / Deltoid, pectoralis major, latissimus dorsi and serratus anterior muscles (right shoulder), 2008
    pastel
    29 x 21 cm
  • Back Muscles and Shiny Mirror Tendons / Back, neck and shoulder muscles, fascia, 2007
    pastel
    29 x 21 cm
  • Back, neck and shoulder muscles, window dissections, 2007
    pastel
    29 x 21 cm
  • Shoulder (left), posterior view: tendon attachments (above), muscles (below), 2007
    pastel
    29 x 21 cm
  • Deep Hip Muscles / Hip (left), lateral view, deep muscles (gluteus maximus removed), 2007
    pastel
    29 x 21 cm
  • Posterior Thigh Muscles / Lower Limbs and pelvis, posterior view, reflected gluteal muscles, 2007
    pastel
    29 x 21 cm
  • Brain (right): cerebral cortex and cerebellum, 2007
    pastel
    21 x 29 cm
  • Spinal cord in vertebral canal, spinal nerves, membranes, cerebellum, 2007
    pastel
    29 x 21 cm
  • The Skier / Upper Limb and shoulder muscles (right, anterior view), 2007
    pastel
    29 x 21 cm
  • Anatomy of Gestures in The Last Supper: Andrew's Hands, 2007
    pastel and conté
    21 x 29 cm
  • Anatomy of Gestures in The Last Supper: Bartholomew's Left Hand, 2007
    pastel and conté
    21 x 29 cm
  • Anatomy of Gestures in The Last Supper: Christ's Left Hand, 2007
    pastel and conté
    21 x 29 cm
  • Anatomy of Gestures in The Last Supper: Judas' Hand, 2007
    pastel and conté
    21 x 29 cm
  • Anatomy of Gestures in The Last Supper: Matthew's Hands, 2007
    pastel and conté
    37.5 x 55 cm
  • Anatomy of Gestures in The Last Supper: Peter's Hand, 2007
    pastel and conté
    21 x 29 cm
  • Anatomy of Gestures in The Last Supper: Simon's Hands, 2007
    pastel and conté
    29.5 x 42 cm
  • Pelvis and Thighs: skeleton, ligaments, deep muscles, 2007
    pastel and conté
    29 x 21 cm
  • Lower Limb (left), posterior view: hollow of knee, hamstrings, calf muscles , 2007
    pastel and conté
    29 x 21 cm
  • My foot! / Foot (right), superior view of extensor tendons, muscles, 2007
    pastel and conté
    29 x 21 cm
  • Pronated Hand and Forearm (right): extensor muscles and bones, 2007
    pastel and conté
    29 x 21 cm
  • Anatomy of the Shoulder / Upper Limbs and shoulders over skeleton (anterior view), 2007
    pastel and conté
    29 x 21 cm
  • Upper Limb, Shoulder Muscles (right) and Hand with Extensor Tendons (lateral views), 2007
    pastel
    21 x 29.7 cm
  • Insight / Facial muscles and eye, 2006
    pastel
    29 x 21 cm
  • Face and neck muscles (left side), lateral view, 2006
    pastel
    29 x 21 cm
  • Chin up! / Neck and lower jaw (right side): muscles, glands, inferior view, 2006
    pastel
    29 x 21 cm
  • Half Skull, Half Face / Head and neck: face muscles, skull, orbit, and clavicles, 2006
    pastel
    29 x 21 cm
  • Neck (right side): deep muscles and levator scapulae, 2006
    pastel
    29 x 21 cm
  • Anatomy of Michelangelo's David: Proportion and Contrapposto (anterior view), 2006
    chalk on blackboard
    116 x 86 cm
  • Anatomy of Michelangelo's David: Proportion and Contrapposto (posterior view), 2006
    chalk on blackboard
    116 x 86 cm
  • Drawing the Bow / Muscle Action of an Archer (anterior view), 2006
    pastel
    21 x 29 cm
  • Back of the Blade / Shoulder (left), posterior view of muscles, spine of scapula, 2006
    pastel
    29 x 21 cm
  • Upper Limb Actions: Finger lifting (top), flexing with precision grip, extending to point , 2006
    chalk on blackboard
    116 x 86 cm
  • The Cyclist and Tennis Player / Back: spine, ribs, scapulae, neck muscles, 2006
    pastel
    21 x 29 cm
  • Abducted Lower Limb / Thigh muscles, femoral arteries, external genitalia, 2006
    pastel
    29 x 21 cm
  • The Archer's Back / Muscle action of an archer (posterior view), 2006
    pen and spittal wash
    21 x 29 cm
  • Gluteus Maximus / Hip (right), lateral view: window cut in gluteus maximus, sciatic nerve, 2006
    pastel and conté
    29 x 21 cm
  • Fetal Skeleton, 2005
    pen
    36 x 28 cm
  • Right Hand: Studies of Gripping Action, 2003
    pastel
    30 x 42 cm
  • Anatomy of Rodin's Andromeda: pelvis, sacrum and coccyx, 2002
    wash and liquid paper
    30 x 20 cm
  • Dissected Legs / Legs and feet: muscles, fascia, Achilles tendons, 2001
    pastel and conté
    30 x 42 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • Mother and Son / Skeletons of adult and child contrasted , 2001
    pastel and conté
    42 x 29.5 cm
  • Head and shoulder, abducted arm (left side, superior view), 2001
    pen
    42 x 29.5 cm
  • Sole of Left Foot and Ankle (left, inferior view), 2001
    brown and black pen
    22 x 27 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • Upper Limb and Shoulder (left, posterior view): muscles, tendons, fascia, 2001
    pastel
    29.5 x 42 cm
  • Head and Upper Torso Bisected (both halves, external and internal aspects), 2001
    pencil and conté
    29.5 x 42 cm
  • Lower Limb and Bisected Pelvis Specimen (right, inferior view), 2000
    pen
    30 x 42 cm
  • Model Sleeping, South Australian School of Art, 1960
    charcoal, white and brown conté
    43 x 58.5 cm
  • Skull Plaster Cast, Julian Ashton Art School, 1960
    charcoal
    51 x 38 cm

WORKS ON PAPER : Anatomy 57 Works to view
WORKS ON PAPER : Anatomy 57 Works to view


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