Thursday, December 9, 2010

Closing soon......at the NEUE GALERIE


On view through January 10, 2011

FRANX XAVER MESSERSCHMIDT 1736-1783
FROM NEOCLASSICISM TO EXPRESSIONISM
On view through January 10, 2011

The Neue Galerie, in partnership with the Louvre, presents the first solo show of works by the extraordinary eighteenth-century sculptor Franz Xaver Messerschmidt ever held in the United States. Messerschmidt broke with the prevailing Baroque style to produce "character heads"—grimacing, gaping, furiously emoting works of sculpture. Regarded by his contemporaries as mentally deranged, Messerschmidt devoted much of his later life to the creation of these pieces.

MORE INFOS http://www.neuegalerie.org/exhibitions/messerschmidt

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