Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Say Cheese!


That would be a loose translation of the German phrase: Bitte recht freundlich!
This Heinrich Kley ink sketch portrays an energetic photographer trying to position a male model for a perfect picture. The man being photographed is covering his private parts with a hat, and he is tied to some sort of measuring contraption. And there are nails going through his feet…
It’s difficult figure out if there is a specific meaning to this illustration, or if Kley is just playing around.
In any case, it’s fun to compare the two contrasting poses. 

I never get tired of Kley’s definition of anatomy. The guy remains relevant to any serious animation student. 

3 comments:

  1. Love this. It does bring up all sorts of questions of what is going on in the picture than what we're being presented in one drawing (and I already got a ugly thought in my head what happened). Thanks again Andreas!

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  2. It's intriguing that both people are nude. I laughed because the model is still wearing his gloves.

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    1. I wasn't even thinking of the photographer until now. I had it in my mind the subject is either asleep or dead and is being propped up like this on purpose.

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