Ecorche

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Ecorche

09 July, 2018 to 20 July, 2018

EUR 800


Barcelona Academy of Art
34 Carrer de la Ciutat de Granada, Barcelona, CT

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An écorché is a figure drawing, painting or sculpture exercise that shows the muscles of the body with the skin and subcutaneous fat removed so the muscle and skeletal systems are visible. The term came into usage at the French Academies of the 19th century.

As a method of anatomical study, écorché sculpture involves a constructive approach to building the figure by sculpting the bones and overlying muscles layer by layer, working up to the surface forms. This allows the artist to gain a deeper level of insight into how bone, muscle, and fat combine to create the human form.