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The artist is Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, that was actually born in 1736, so that is one of the things that are pretty interesting with this art work; the sculptures look so modern, but they are about 250 years old. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Xaver_Messerschmidt

Les bustes grimaçants de douleur de Franz Xaver Messerschmidt

'The Yawner' by Franz Xaver Messerschmidt; sculpted sometime between one of over 60 "Character Heads" sculpted over a twelve year period by the artist; at the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt

Black - sculpture - faces contorted in extreme facial expressions - Franz Xaver Messerschmidt –

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, Scultore

Ill-Humored Man – (Department of Sculptures, Musée du Louvre, Paris)

FRANZ XAVER MESSERSCHMIDT SCULPTURES

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt Character Head The Beaked , osterreichische Galerie, Vienna. Read more about the symbolism and interpretation of Character Head The Beaked 1 by Franz Xaver Messerschmidt.

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt: The Yawner

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt Character Head The Lecher, , osterreichische Galerie, Vienna. Read more about the symbolism and interpretation of Character Head The Lecher by Franz Xaver Messerschmidt.

Character Head The Lecher by Franz Xaver Messerschmidt

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt Character Head The Lecher, , osterreichische Galerie, Vienna. Read more about the symbolism and interpretation of Character Head The Lecher by Franz Xaver Messerschmidt.