Muscular Anatomy of the Face

There are quite a few anatomy resources on the web, but not a lot that combine clear illustrations with pictures of the muscles in action. With the help of a patient model and a fine illustrator, I hope this resource helps clarify how the face can make so many expressions.

You will also find a link to my Craniometric Landmarks web app which is a part of my online forensic sculpture class.

Temporalis

This muscle originates in the temporal region of the calvarium and converges in a rope-like insertion on the coronoid process of the mandible. We use this muscle to close our jaw.


Anatomical Drawing by Daniel Maidman. Courtesy of the artist.
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