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Model
In art, the word model refers to the object that is observed and painted. Model usually refers to the nude human figure.

Art modeling involves the posing of a model as an aid in creating a work of art. Models are frequently used for training art students, but are also employed by accomplished artists. The most common types of art created using models are figure drawing, figure painting, sculpture and photography.

Throughout the history of Western Art, drawing the human figure from living models was considered the most useful tool in developing the skill of draftsmanship. In the art school classroom setting models are used for stdents to learn how to draw humans of all different shapes.





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