Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Art of Franz Xaver Messerschmidt

'A Hypocrite and Slanderer' by Franz Xaver Messerschmidt

The above image is from the 'character heads' series. Messerschmidt is an amazing artist. He seems to understand that you never fully see the structure of a face, unless you have seen the many expressions it is capable of. The ability to express an emotion through a slight movement completely alters the face. Messerschmidt is exploring each expression and the complete series reveals a true face. 

click Franz Xaver Messerschmidt from Newgray to view the video on vimeo.