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An écorché is a human figure with the skin removed. It literally means "flayed."
September 29, 2008 at 12:30 PM | Permalink
Heavens, this is in a church?
September 29, 2008 at 02:58 PM
I think the background is a museum, but it was probably originally in a church as a memento mori.
September 29, 2008 at 08:31 PM
St. Bartholonew at the Duomo in Milano! Absolutely one of the two coolest pieces of carved marble in all of Italy. (The one being Moses at the St. Peter in Chains in Rome) I have a picture on my blog somewhere of St. Bart...I'll dig around and see if I can't get a link up for you to look. You'll LOVE it. :)
September 29, 2008 at 09:16 PM
okay. here we are.
September 29, 2008 at 09:37 PM
Wonderful, JBelle. He's on the Sistine ceiling too.
September 29, 2008 at 10:25 PM
I have no beef with flayed minions.
September 29, 2008 at 11:33 PM
Indeed he is, Gail. Forgot about that...
September 30, 2008 at 12:39 AM
I like the look on the face of JBelle's St Bart better than the one in the Sistine.
October 01, 2008 at 01:46 AM
I just noticed the worms on gail's écorché. Nice touch.
October 01, 2008 at 02:10 AM
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