Apollo Ecorché and the Salvage’s Innovation
But this time people thought that the plasters were not an interpretation after the cast of the original marble, but rather the busts were obtained from casts of dissected bodies. It is interesting to note that these, which were originally only a preparatory stage, end up taking more importance than the sculpture. The two Salvage’s busts écorché were included in the cast catalog of the famous Atelier Desachy of Paris.
From these studies I received remarkable inspiration to repeat the Salvage’s experience on the bust of Apollo of Belvedere present in collection.
So, I modeled a reduction with a study of superficial écorché in comparison with the complete head of Apollo. Also a study of the skull as third step in comparison with the same complete head of Apollo.
This serie is particularly useful as a study reference in drawing and modeling the portrait.