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  1. Ecorche(noun)

    a manikin, or image, representing an animal, especially man, with the skin removed so that the muscles are exposed for purposes of study

  2. Origin: [F.]


  1. Écorché

    An écorché is a figure drawn, painted, or sculpted showing the muscles of the body without skin. 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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