Jean-Antoine Houdon`s L`Ecorche
下の写真は十八世紀の彫塑家のウドン原作の石膏像 「L`Ecorche」1767 のコピーです。
エコルシェ （フランス語ecorche＜ラテン語exorticare= 剥皮する）と呼ばれたこの筋肉男は中世より
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Below is one of many, but slowly disappearing plaster cast copy of Jean Antoine Houdon`s "L`Ecorche" made in 1767 in Rome.
The Ecorche was presented to the Academy`s students when he was accepted into the French Academy as a Professor. This Ecorche, meaning literally, "flayed skin", was a study for "St.John the Baptist". This copy has no arms, but, i am on a mission to acquire the arms and to resurrect the tradition of drawing from Houdon`s famous unequalled "L`Ecorche".
Please find on the second page various links, some containing differing versions of the Ecorche, most notably in the inclination of the arms. the version pictured here, i believe was used mostly in academic schools through out Italy, as the original from what meagre sources i have gathered over the Web, suggest that the Ecorche , originally did have the support that braces the left leg. This "brace" or armature is quite vital if it`s to be used by students
If you would like to contact me please use the above address inserted among my slowly growing Japanese translation.
Copies made from a silicone mold can be ordered cheaply, please enquire at the above email addresses.
|last updated: 2003/04/25
and created by:
BVA (fine Art)
The Natiional Gallery of Art, Washington (waiting for permission, still)