funny bust sculptures of Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (German-Austrian sculptor, born 1736 feb6 - 1883 aug19, d. at 47! of loneliness from paranoia & hallucinations); studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Xaver_Messerschmidt. http://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2010/09/30/the-heads-of-franz-xaver-messerschmidt/

funny bust sculptures of Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (German-Austrian sculptor, born 1736 feb6 - 1883 aug19, d. at 47! of loneliness from paranoia & hallucinations); studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Xaver_Messerschmidt. http://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2010/09/30/the-heads-of-franz-xaver-messerschmidt/

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Franz Xaver Messerschmidt

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt

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Franz Xaver Messerschmidt

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt

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)

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

Coilhouse » Blog Archive » Canonical Grimaces: Franz Xaver Messerschmidt

Coilhouse » Blog Archive » Canonical Grimaces: Franz Xaver Messerschmidt

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt: a deliberate prankster

Franz Xaver Messerschmidt: a deliberate prankster

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

Ill-Humored Man – 1771-1783 (Department of Sculptures, Musée du Louvre, Paris)

Ill-Humored Man – 1771-1783 (Department of Sculptures, Musée du Louvre, Paris)

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