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When I went the first time in Vienna (for a touristic and not yet an existantial and loving purpose, need), I have visited the beautiful museum of the Belvedere. I will not speak here about the works of Klimt or Schiele and other masterpieces which are in this palace … but about a german-austrian sculptor : Franz-Xaver Messerschmidt, born in 1736.

He is especially known for his character portraits. The expressions are always so extrem. Sometimes funny, caricaturated. Sometimes suffering. He offers us a collection of mood with a great precision.

 Smile ! cry ! sulk ! The face is the first material of art ! Use it !

A grimace is no more ridiculous. That is art !

See more on :

http://www.belvedere.at/de/sammlungen/belvedere/barock/messerschmidt

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This entry was posted on June 18, 2012 by in Art and tagged .
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