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AH - Franz-Xaver Messerschmidt

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Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (February 6, 1736 – August 19, 1783) was a German-Austrian sculptor most famous for his "character heads", a collection of busts with faces contorted in extreme facial expressions. AH = Art History
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt - from 64 "canonical grimaces" of the human face, 1770-1783, Belvedere, Vienna

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt - from 64 "canonical grimaces" of the human face, 1770-1783, Belvedere, Vienna

One of over 60 "Character Heads" by Franz Xaver Messerschmidt;  sculpted between 1771 and 1783

One of over 60 "Character Heads" by Franz Xaver Messerschmidt; sculpted between 1771 and 1783

Character Heads - Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (Late 18th Century)

Né en 1736 (décédé en Franz Xaver Messerschmidt est le neveu de Johannes Baptist Straub, célèbre sculpteur sur bois actif à Munich,...

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt

Madness and Modernity

Une boite verte qui me sert à ranger des trucs sur la photographie, le design, la technologie, des vidéos, des artistes et des plein de choses insolites.

Character head No. 9 "Last Degree of innocence" by Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (1736 - 1783) - Wikipedia (French)

Character head No. 9 "Last Degree of innocence" by Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (1736 - 1783) - Wikipedia (French)

A Strong Man, after 1770, Franz Xaver Messerschmidt. Tin-lead alloy, 17 1/2 in. high.

A Strong Man, after 1770, Franz Xaver Messerschmidt. Tin-lead alloy, 17 1/2 in. high.

Just Rescued from Drowning  1771-83   Franz Xaver Messerschmidt

Just Rescued from Drowning 1771-83 Franz Xaver Messerschmidt

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, Charakterkopf: Variante zu „Einfalt im höchsten Grade” oder „Demokrit”, nach 1770 © Peter Frankenstein, Hendrick Zwietasch

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, Charakterkopf: Variante zu „Einfalt im höchsten Grade” oder „Demokrit”, nach 1770 © Peter Frankenstein, Hendrick Zwietasch

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (1736–1783), "Character Heads" Series. From left: A Hypocrite and Slanderer, 1771–83, metal cast; “Capuchin”, ca. 1780, lead-tin cast.

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (1736–1783), "Character Heads" Series. From left: A Hypocrite and Slanderer, 1771–83, metal cast; “Capuchin”, ca. 1780, lead-tin cast.

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt. Man with Beak #2, 1736-1783. Lead. 16.5 in. high.

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt. Man with Beak #2, 1736-1783. Lead. 16.5 in. high.

Seated Male Nude Holding a Staff  Franz Xaver Messerschmidt  (German, Weisensteig 1736–1783 Pressburg)

Seated Male Nude Holding a Staff Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (German, Weisensteig 1736–1783 Pressburg)

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, Character Head: Ill Humoured Man 1770/ 1783 Lead, height 39 cm Private collection

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, Character Head: Ill Humoured Man 1770/ 1783 Lead, height 39 cm Private collection

Head sculpture - Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (1736-1783). Belvedere Palace, Vienna.

Head sculpture - Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (1736-1783). Belvedere Palace, Vienna.

Franz Xaver  Messerschmidt Character Head: The Lecher  1770-1783 Marble sterreichische Galerie (Vienna, Austria)

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt Character Head: The Lecher 1770-1783 Marble sterreichische Galerie (Vienna, Austria)


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