Academy figure  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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An academy figure is a drawing, painting or sculpture of the nude human body executed after a live model, typically at half life size.

It is a common exercise required of students at art schools and academies, both in the past and present, hence the name.

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