the Charles Bargue Casts

The collaboration between Charles Bargue and Jean-Léon Gérôme was very fruitful and produced one of the most influential classical drawing courses in the history of artistic education. Bargue was a student of Jean-Léon Gérôme. Bargue worked closely with Gérôme and was influenced by his style. The Cours de Dessin was published between 1866 and 1871 by Goupil &...

Get the Face Back

Sometimes art meets life in a much deeper way. Some artists have done great things but have not received the right contribution during the decades.One of the was the american sculptress Anna Coleman Ladd. Anna was inspired to offer her talent as an artist to help world war I soldiers in France after reading an article...

Anatomy of Man by Edouard Lanteri

Some time ago I discovered a remarkable Ecorchè model hiding in a dusty corner of the workshop. My father bought it many years before in an antiquary shop and I remember it among the cast collection since I was a kid. I was very surprised when I realized that was exactly the famous Anatomy...

Apollo Ecorché and the Salvage’s Innovation

One of the most important anatomical studies applied on the arts belongs to Jean-Galbert Salvage (Saint Flour 1772 - Lavastrie 1813) that published it on 1812. The title of the illustrated book is: Anatomie du Gladiateur Combattant, applicable aux Beaux arts, ou, Traité des os, des muscles, du mécanisme des movements, des proportions et des caractères...

Man Ray – an-other Body

Man Ray (Emmanuel Rudzitsky 1890–1976) famous american surrealist-dada painter and photographer used to employ plaster casts in his art compositions by transforming their objective meaning. Never oversimplifying, but researching into the cast a symbolic element to use as a personal media of expression. The body of Venus becomes inanimate in plaster, and returns a body bringing it...