Saturday, January 9, 2010
New Ecorche class, week 1
écorché |ˌākôrˈ sh ā|noun ( pl. -chés pronunc. same)a painting or sculpture of a human figure with the skin removed todisplay the musculature.ORIGIN mid 19th cent.: French, literally ‘flayed.’
We have a large group of students who just started a new Ecorche class with Mason Sullivan this week. The class meets once a week on thursday afternoons. The same class is also offered on Thrusday evenings for people who are not in the core program. Above is a photo of Mason's example armature and skeleton, so that gives you an idea of what we will be working towards.
On our first day of class, we built the wire armatures. Next week we will begin sculpting the skeleton. Eventually, we will add all the muscles to the skeleton, learning their names, origins and insertions.