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Definition of the noun écorché
What does écorché mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: ecorches
- [art] A figure drawn, painted or sculpted so as to show the muscles of the body without skin.
écorché a.k.a. Écorché: An écorché is a figure drawn, painted, or sculpted showing the muscles of the body without skin, normally as a figure study for a work, or as an exercise in training. Renaissance architect and theorist, Leon Battista Alberti recommended that when painters intend to depict a nude, they should first arrange the muscles and bones, then depict the overlying skin.
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