An écorché of the face.
An anatomical representation of all or part of a human or animal body with the skin removed so as to display the musculature.
Origin of ecorcheFrench, from past participle of écorcher, to flay, from Latin excorticāre : ex-, off, away; see ex– + cortex, cortic-, bark, skin; see cortex.
- (art) A figure drawn, painted or sculpted so as to show the muscles of the body without skin.
- Leonardo da Vinci produced some famous early écorchés.