Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Franz Messerschmidt's Grimacing Figure Heads

I did a post last November on Franz Messerschmidt. His "heads" have now arrived in New York, at the Neue Galerie. I haven't had a chance to go to the exhibition, but the website of Neue Galerie offers a variety of images.

My favorite is "the Yawner." Actually, Messerschmidt did not provide titles for his works, and it is difficult to say exactly what the grimaces are expressing. Nevertheless, I do think yawning is appropriate here.

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