Messerschmidt S Character Heads

Author: Michael Yonan
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1315448386
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This book examines a famous series of sculptures by the German artist Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (1736–1783) known as his "Character Heads." These are busts of human heads, highly unconventional for their time, representing strange, often inexplicable facial expressions. Scholars have struggled to explain these works of art. Some have said that Messerschmidt was insane, while others suggested that he tried to illustrate some sort of intellectual system. Michael Yonan argues that these sculptures are simultaneously explorations of art’s power and also critiques of the aesthetic limits that would be placed on that power.
Messerschmidt's Character Heads
Language: en
Pages: 194
Authors: Michael Yonan
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-22 - Publisher: Routledge

This book examines a famous series of sculptures by the German artist Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (1736–1783) known as his "Character Heads." These are busts of human heads, highly unconventional for their time, representing strange, often inexplicable facial expressions. Scholars have struggled to explain these works of art. Some have said
Character
Language: en
Pages: 464
Authors: Marjorie Garber
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-14 - Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

What is “character”? Since at least Aristotle’s time, philosophers, theologians, moralists, artists, and scientists have pondered the enigma of human character. In its oldest usage, “character” derives from a word for engraving or stamping, yet over time, it has come to mean a moral idea, a type, a literary persona,
Messerschmidt and Modernity
Language: en
Pages: 80
Authors: Antonia Boström
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-09-12 - Publisher: Getty Publications

An astonishing group of sixty-nine “Character Heads” by German sculptor Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (1736–1783) has fascinated viewers, artists, and collectors for more than two centuries. The heads, carved in alabaster or cast in lead or tin alloy, were conceived outside the norm of conventional portrait sculpture and explore the furthest
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Language: en
Pages: 253
Authors: Petr Kanovsky, Kailash P. Bhatia, Raymond L. Rosales
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-04-13 - Publisher: Springer

The current concept of dystonic movement connects the abnormal function of somatosensory pathways and somatosensory analyzers with the dystonic performance of motor action, which is based on the abnormality of sensorimotor integration. This concept is reflected not only in idiopathic dystonia, but also in secondary and symptomatic dystonias. This book
The Age of Insight
Language: en
Pages: 656
Authors: Eric Kandel
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-03-27 - Publisher: Random House

A brilliant book by Nobel Prize winner Eric R. Kandel, The Age of Insight takes us to Vienna 1900, where leaders in science, medicine, and art began a revolution that changed forever how we think about the human mind—our conscious and unconscious thoughts and emotions—and how mind and brain relate