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écorché

(ā′kôr-shā′)
n.
An anatomical representation of all or part of a human or animal body with the skin removed so as to display the musculature.

écorché

(ā″kor-shā′) [Fr.]
A representation of an animal or human form without skin so that the muscles are clearly seen.
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4) Fanon describes the aftermath of this trauma, in the most graphic terms, as an enforced self-flaying that leaves him un ecorche vif:
It was the articulation of the bones and the placement of the muscles that was of the most interest, which is why ecorche figures, essentially nudes that have been flayed, were so common.
50) The word "notomia" or "anatomia" had several senses in this period, a dissection being one of them, others being the physical structure of a creature, an anatomy book, and an anatomical illustration or ecorche (skinned) model.
Chaim Soutine's Le Boeuf Ecorche sold for pounds 7,848,000, including buyer's premium, at Christie's in London, pounds 3m more than expected and a world record for the artist's work.
1) Besides including the Americans and his signature portraits of Voltaire, the show runs the gamut of Houdon's career, beginning with student works such as the Ecorche, or flayed male nude, through mature works such as his portraits of Diderot, Gluck, and members of the ancien regime's aristocracy as well as allegorical subjects such as La Frileuse, and ending with his post-Revolutionary portraits of Napoleon and Josephine that show him subtly accommodating his prodigious talent to the stifling dictates of Neoclassicism.
In "Arab Horses Fighting in a Stable," his version of the subject, Delacroix was able to synthesize the classical with the exotic, with his studies of ecorche (French for flayed bodies), with the example of English art, and with the work of Rubens--Delacroix owned Pieter Claesz Soutman's engravings of Rubens' paintings of hunts.
That prizewinning novel, the fictional narrative of the psychological drama of a cloistered Algerian woman, immediately demonstrated Bouraoui's talent for expressing the raw feelings of an ecorche vif.
Artists in earlier centuries were required to work from the three dimensional ecorche figure (models and drawings of the flayed male or female, often showing the skin peeled back on the model like the dissection of an orange).
Extraordinarily, the sculptor's ecorche figure of a man, also estimated at $1.
En ecorche vif qui s'assume, mais qui n'en dit pas moins des vertes et des pas mures sur un metier qu'il aime par-dessus tout, surtout lorsqu'il dit n'avoir jamais pu aller au-dela de ses reves, tourner et tourner encore.
Perhaps more appealing to macabre contemporary taste is the ingeniously balanced ecorche figure of a man, dated 1562-67.
Il ne doit plus etre cet objet que l'on assiege, cette beaute qu'on ecorche, cette fleur que l'on cache jalousement et que l'on voit faner devant ses yeux comme l'a si bien montre L.