lay figure


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dummy in the form of an artist's jointed model of the human body

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For this superb show (which ran first at the Fitzwilliam Museum before moving to the Musee Bourdelle in Paris) was concerned above all with the liveliness of the lifeless, giving a startling account of artists' mannequins or lay figures that ranged from Fra Bartolommeo and Poussin by way of Degas and Kokoschka to the Chapman brothers.
Damages," with Close as a sharpie litigator and Ted Danson as a Ken Lay figure is, then, a return to FX's roots.
His goal was to provide a view of ``the Negro as a participant rather than as a lay figure in history.
Bailey may be editorializing here in a way that her other work mostly avoids, but the neutrality--the contentlessness--of the lay figure allows this.
Phelps extends Gaskell's use of the term "lay figure" from simply the jointed wooden figure used by artists, employing additionally the figurative meaning that a lay figure is one of little importance, a non-entity.
As an example of the classical renaissance at the Carolingian court and as the first medieval biography of a lay figure, the work was highly admired and copied in its own time.
Now, the British parson plays a very important part in English national life, especially in country parishes and provincial towns, and until the publication of Barchester Towers, he had been treated by our novelists as a mere lay figure.
In the 19th century, the French manufacturer Paul Huot's development of the so-called 'mannequin perfectionne'--with internal skeleton, horsehair stuffing, 'garniture' of flesh-coloured silk stockinette and painted papier mache head--established Paris as the centre of deluxe lay figure production.
However, Constantine's clothing makes it clear that he was not a cleric, but a senior lay figure (Fig.