Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Messerschmidt and Modernity (Paperback)
  • Messerschmidt and Modernity (Paperback)
zoom

Messerschmidt and Modernity (Paperback)

(author)
£15.99
Paperback 80 Pages / Published: 02/08/2012
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket
This is an engrossing exploration of an 18th-century sculptor's influence on artists to the present day. An astonishing group of 69 "Character Heads" by German sculptor Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (1736-1783) has fascinated viewers, artists, and collectors for more than two centuries. The heads, carved in alabaster or cast in lead or tin alloy, were conceived outside the norm of conventional portrait sculpture and explore the furthest limits of human expression. Lavishly illustrated, "Messerschmidt and Modernity" presents remarkable works created by and inspired by Messerschmidt, an artist both of and ahead of his time. The Character Heads situate the artist's work squarely within the 18th-century European Enlightenment, with its focus on expression and emotion. Yet their position at the apparent limits of rational art have made them compelling to successive generations of artists working in a variety of media.

Publisher: Getty Trust Publications
ISBN: 9780892369744
Number of pages: 80
Weight: 322 g
Dimensions: 234 x 187 x 8 mm

You may also be interested in...

Medicine in Art
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
Thomas Annan - Photographer of Glasgow
Added to basket
The Renaissance Nude
Added to basket
Visual Planning and the Picturesque
Added to basket
Food and Feasting in Art
Added to basket
Gods and Heroes in Art
Added to basket
Artists' Techniques & Materials
Added to basket
Robert Mapplethorpe - The Archive
Added to basket
Symbols and Allegories in Art
Added to basket
Angels and Demons in Art
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.