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

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

My Wife and I saw this in The Louve, it is one of the only things I remember.  Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (1736 – 1783) Emotion...#art #statue

My Wife and I saw this in The Louve, it is one of the only things I remember. Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (1736 – 1783) Emotion...#art #statue

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


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Franz Xaver Messerschmidt -3D sculpture -I like the details of the facial features which is very interesting

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt -3D sculpture -I like the details of the facial features which is very interesting

The Artist as He Imagined Himself Laughing / Messerschmidt

The Artist as He Imagined Himself Laughing / Messerschmidt

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (1736 – 1783) was a German-Austrian sculptor most famous for his “character heads”, a collection of busts with faces contorted in extreme facial expressions.

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (1736 – 1783) was a German-Austrian sculptor most famous for his “character heads”, a collection of busts with faces contorted in extreme facial expressions.

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