Roberto Osti visits Townsend Atelier for lecture, book signing
Free lecture, book signing planned for Friday night
Townsend Atelier announces that visiting artist Roberto Osti, an author and expert on human anatomy, will give a lecture on Friday, May 26, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Townsend Atelier inside The Arts Building, 301 E. 11th St.
“Artists, art lovers, students, collectors and just the plain curious, are encouraged to attend,” says Peggy Townsend. The event is free and open to the public.
Osti, an expert on anatomy and figurative art, will discuss how knowledge of anatomy, or the lack of it, has influenced the way artists have represented the human body in art during the millennia.
He will explain the evolution of the body in art from the poised and controlled human figures of the classical period to the bodies of upward-reaching Gothic figures, as well as how the Renaissance revived anatomy both for art and science. The Baroque, neoclassical and Romantic periods will be discussed and the effect that science and pseudoscience had on the arts and culture of specific historical times. His talk will be supported by a Powerpoint presentation.
Following the lecture, Osti will sign his new book, “Basic Anatomy: An Essential Guide for Artists.”
Originally from Italy and now living in New Jersey, Osti studied figurative art at the New York Art Students League, and has a master’s degree from New York Academy of Art. He has a degree in anatomical and surgical drawing with honors from University of Bologna in Italy and has studied with acclaimed British painter, Jenny Saville.
His illustrations have appeared in Scientific American Magazine, Scientific American Mind, Scientific American Explorations, Scientific American Books, Natural History Magazine, New York Times-Science Times and the Italian magazine Salve.
Roberto Osti leads an anatomy talk at Townsend Atelier. “Shaman” by Roberto Osti.