Nineteen-year-old Elizabeth Sandridge had never seen a nude male body before. And having someone walk into one of her art classes, disrobe and stand naked before some 20 students wasn't quite the way she had expected to. Like most students in the Louisiana State University's College of Art and Design, Sandridge was required to take Art , a figure-drawing class based exclusively on sketching nude models. Even though she enjoys drawing, having to draw a nude model was not something to which she initially was looking forward. Rick Ortner, a figure drawing instructor in the art college, said few students have had objections to drawing nude models throughout his career. The course focuses on drawing nude models specifically to give students an understanding of the human figure.
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For artists, one of the best ways to study the lines of the human body is to draw it from life, with a model posing in front of them. It's a centuries-old tradition that was recently disrupted, when the coronavirus shut down art classes and live drawing sessions. But artists have been finding ways to adapt by moving online and outside. An Kent Van Dusseldorp keeps them busy by taking off his clothes.
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An art model poses for any visual artist as part of the creative process , providing a visual reference for the human figure in a work of art. However, more than being simply the subject of art, models are often thought of as muses , a source of inspiration without whom the art would not exist. Beginning with the Renaissance, drawing the human figure from live models was considered the most effective way to develop the skill of draftsmanship. In the modern era it became established that it is best to draw from life, rather than copying two dimensional images such as photographs. In the classroom setting, where the purpose is to learn how to draw or paint the human form in all the different shapes, ages and ethnicity, there are no real limitations on who may become an art model.