"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."

Anatomy
55 Works to view
55 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): muscles and fascia, lateral view, 2011
    pastel
    29 x 21 cm
    (study for The anatomy lesson of Dr Freeman)
  • Forearm (left), medial view, forceps gripping flexor tendons, 2010
    pastel
    21 x 29.5 cm
    (study for The anatomy lesson of Dr Freeman)
  • Hand and wrist (left), extensor muscles and tendons, 2010
    pastel
    21 x 29 cm
  • Hand and flexed wrist (right), extensor tendons, intrinsic muscles, 2010
    pastel
    21 x 29 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
  • Shoulder and thorax muscles (right), lateral view, 2008
    pastel
    29 x 21 cm
  • Head, bisected (right side), medial view: nasal conchae, palate and tongue, 2008
    pastel
    21 x 29 cm
  • Head and neck (right side): muscles, vessels and glands, 2008
    pastel
    21 x 29 cm
  • Skulls, fetal and adult contrasted, 2008
    goldpoint on silicon carbide paper
    21 x 28 cm
  • Skull, bisected, opened out, with mandible, 2008
    goldpoint and pastel
    28 x 21.5 cm
  • Upper limb, shoulder muscles (right) and hand with extensor tendors, lateral views, 2007
    pastel
    21 x 29.7 cm
  • The skier - Upper limb and shoulder muscles (right), anterior view, 2007
    pastel
    29 x 21 cm
  • Upper limbs and shoulders over skeleton, anterior view, 2007
    pastel and conté
    29 x 21 cm
  • Hand and forearm (right) pronated: extensor muscles and bones, 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
  • Lower limb (left), posterior view: hollow of knee, hamstrings, calf muscles , 2007
    pastel and conté
    29 x 21 cm
  • Pelvis and thighs: skeleton, ligaments, deep muscles, 2007
    pastel and conté
    29 x 21 cm
  • Anatomy of gestures in The Last Supper: Simon's hands, 2007
    pastel and conté
    29.5 x 42 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: Matthew's hands, 2007
    pastel and conté
    37.5 x 55 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: Christ's left hand, 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: Andrew's hands, 2007
    pastel and conté
    21 x 29 cm
  • Spinal cord in vertebral canal, spinal nerves, membranes, cerebellum, 2007
    pastel
    29 x 21 cm
  • Brain (right): cerebral cortex and cerebellum, 2007
    pastel
    21 x 29 cm
  • Lower limbs and pelvis, posterior view, reflected gluteal muscles, 2007
    pastel
    29 x 21 cm
  • Hip (left), lateral view, deep muscles (gluteus maximus removed), 2007
    pastel
    29 x 21 cm
  • Shoulder (left), posterior view: tendon attachments (above), muscles (below), 2007
    pastel
    29 x 21 cm
  • Back, neck and shoulder muscles, window dissections, 2007
    pastel
    29 x 21 cm
  • Back, neck and shoulder muscles, mirror tendons, 2007
    pastel
    29 x 21 cm
  • Hip (right), lateral view: window cut in gluteus maximus, sciatic nerve, 2006
    pastel and conté
    29 x 21 cm
  • Drawing the bow - Muscle action of an archer, posterior view, 2006
    pen and spittal wash
    21 x 29 cm
  • Thighs: muscles, femoral arteries, external genitalia, 2006
    pastel
    29 x 21 cm
  • The cyclist - The back: spine, ribs, scapulae, neck muscles, 2006
    pastel
    21 x 29 cm
  • Upper limb actions: finger lifting (top), flexing with precision grip, extending to point , 2006
    chalk on blackboard
    116 x 86 cm
  • Shoulder (left), posterior view, muscles, 2006
    pastel
    29 x 21 cm
  • Drawing the bow - Muscle action of an archer, anterior view, 2006
    pastel
    21 x 29 cm
  • Anatomy of Michelangelo's David: proportion and contrapposto (posterior view), 2006
    chalk on blackboard
    116 x 86 cm
  • Anatomy of Michelangelo's David: proportion and contrapposto (anterior view), 2006
    chalk on blackboard
    116 x 86 cm
  • Neck (right side): deep muscles and levator scapulae, 2006
    pastel
    29 x 21 cm
  • Head and neck: face muscles, skull, orbit, and clavicles, 2006
    pastel
    29 x 21 cm
  • Chin up! - Neck and lower jaw (right side): muscles, glands, inferior view, 2006
    pastel
    29 x 21 cm
  • Face and neck muscles (left side), lateral view, 2006
    pastel
    29 x 21 cm
  • Insight - Face muscles and eye, 2006
    pastel
    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
  • Head and upper torso bisected (both halves), external and internal aspects, 2001
    pencil and conté
    29.5 x 42 cm
  • Upper limb and shoulder (left), posterior view: muscles, tendons, fascia, 2001
    pastel
    29.5 x 42 cm
  • Foot and ankle bones (left), inferior view, 2001
    brown and black pen
    22 x 27 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • Head and shoulder, abducted arm (left side), superior view, 2001
    pen
    42 x 29.5 cm
  • Mother and son - Skeletons of adult and child contrasted, 2001
    pastel and conté
    42 x 29.5 cm
  • Legs and feet: muscles, fascia, Achilles tendons, 2001
    pastel and conté
    30 x 42 cm
    (published in Draw Like Da Vinci, 2006)
  • Lower limb and bisected pelvis (right), inferior view, 2000
    pen
    30 x 42 cm

WORKS ON PAPER : Anatomy 55 Works
WORKS ON PAPER : Anatomy 55 Works


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