Back Muscles

Back muscles écorché.   An écorché  is a figure drawn, painted, or sculpted showing the muscles of the body without skin.  Renaissance architect and theorist, Leon Battista Alberti recommended that when painters intend to depict a nude, they should first arrange the muscles and bones, then depict the overlying skin. (adapted from wikipedia)
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Drawing by Augusto Moreira, 1909.  In the collection of anatomical drawings of Medicine Museum, Lisbon, Portugal

 

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