ecorche


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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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Musculature in such books is often represented--in the global body image--as the ecorche, or muscle man (sic); furthermore, in Vesalius (179, 187), the ecorche proffers himself as the subject of autoptic knowledge.
Les noms propres d'origine anglaise sont encore frequemment ecorches au XIXe siecle dans les publications francaises.
One thinks of the 15th-century fresco Trionfo della Morte, which engrosses a wall of Palermo's Palazzo Abattelis, portraying a mounted skeleton on an ecorche steed irrupting into a richly rendered garden to decimate its denizens.
This vague utterance--which until now had been private and in some sense closed--had suddenly and fortuitously been promoted to the role of a link in a whole semantic cycle" (Scratches 5) ("Apprehender d'un coup dans sons integrite ce mot qu'auparavant j'avais toujours ecorche prend une allure de decouverte, comme la dechirement brusque d'une voile ou l'eclatement de quelque verite.
Fanon was, to use Glissant's phrase, "un ecorche vif," literally a man who has been flayed alive, whose every nerve and fiber has been exposed.
Dans cette histoire, un double envahit le territoire d'un etre ecorche par sa propre histoire: enfant illegitime, nourrisson maltraite, a peine ne, il a failli mourir.
The image of bloody, hanging beef has a long and celebrated pictorial history, from Rembrandt (The Slaughtered Ox, 1655) to Chaim Soutine (Le Boeuf ecorche, 1924) and Francis Bacon (Figure with Hanging Meat, 1954).
Probably my favorite model and the one I consider most spectacular is a figure of a male ecorche, that is, with skin removed.
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.
h1) Elle est avec le Boeuf ecorche de Rembrandt, la Kermesse de Rubens et les Grandes danseuses vertes de Degas, l'une des oeuvres qui a le plus marque la sensibilite esthetique du jeune Andre Malraux.
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.