Anatomy of Man 2 - Item #605
Each piece is custom finished. Depending on a sculpture’s texture and level of detail, the look of a patina can vary. A slight variation in color from order-to-order is to be expected.
Unless otherwise noted, our reproductions are hand-cast in plaster and reinforced with burlap, fiber strands, and/or metal rods for extra strength.
FLAT WHITE: A unified, matte white finish. This is the optimum patina for cast drawing as it allows focus on form.
WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.
LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.
STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.
DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.
SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.
TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.
ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.
TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 800 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.
10 Inches High
The wax original of this écorché was thought to have been sculpted by Michelangelo, though today it is attributed to the French sculptor Pierre Puget (1620-1694). If so, it is possible he could have created it with reference to an earlier work made by Michelangelo, one of his students, or someone working in his style.
Artist: Attributed to Pierre Puget
Museum: Bode Museum, Berlin
Time Period: Baroque
1911 Catalog ID # - 21007
Shell, Oliver. "Seeing Figures: Exhibition and Vision in Matisse's Sculpture." Matisse: Painter as Sculptor, edited by Dorothy Kosinski, Jay McKean Fisher, and Steven Nash, Yale University Press, 2007, pp. 49-72. GoogleBooks, https://books.google.com/books?id=Ude3CN2LRpMC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false.
Tomkins-Lewis, Mary. "Courbet, Cézanne and the Studio as Stage." Société Paul Cezanne, 30 Oct. 2013, http://www.societe-cezanne.fr/2013/10/30/courbet-cezanne-and-the-studio-as-stage-par-mary-tomkins-lewis/.