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      July 24, 2012 - October 14, 2012

       

      1200 Getty Center Drive
      Los Angeles, California 90049

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      Messerschmidt and Modernity

      The Vexed Man, acquired by the J. Paul Getty Museum in 2008, is one of a group of astonishing "Character Heads" produced by Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (1736–1783), a renowned German sculptor at the Habsburg court in Vienna. Messerschmidt and Modernity examines not only the study of expression and physiognomy during the eighteenth­century European Enlightenment but also the impact the heads have had on the work of modern and contemporary artists in Austria, Great Britain, and the United States.


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      Location: West Pavilion, Plaza Level, Getty Center

      Categories: Education | Art Galleries & Exhibits | Museums & Attractions | Neighborhood

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