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Franz Xaver Messerschmidt

18th C. Artist Captures Cultural Embarrassments of Our Day

Edward Goldman | Posted 11.11.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

If you haven't heard of Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, don't feel embarrassed, you are not alone. I was not familiar with his works either. And then, during one of my strolls through the Getty Center, I discovered an amazing life-size alabaster bust of a grimacing man.

Character Heads: Artist James Cicatko On Franz Messerschmidt

Ethan Murrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Ethan Murrow