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Author: Franz Xaver Messerschmidt; Michael Krapf; Almut Krapf; Österreichische Galerie Belvedere.
Publisher: [Ostfildern-Ruit] : Hatje Cantz, [2003]
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"Messerschmidt, who created conventional portraits of dignitaries such as Empress Maria Theresa and Joseph II while working at the Imperial Academy in Vienna, began to turn exclusively to character heads in around 1770, a fact that quickly gained him the reputation of a maverick. This extensive monograph about an exceptional artist attempts an interpretation of the "deeper meaning" in an oeuvre which is as unusual  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Messerschmidt, Franz Xaver, 1736?-1783.
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, 1736-1783.
[Ostfildern-Ruit] : Hatje Cantz, [2003]
(OCoLC)606976763
Named Person: Franz Xaver Messerschmidt; Franz Xaver Messerschmidt
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Franz Xaver Messerschmidt; Michael Krapf; Almut Krapf; Österreichische Galerie Belvedere.
ISBN: 3775712461 9783775712460
OCLC Number: 51818321
Notes: Exhibition catalog.
Catalog of the exhibition held at Barockmuseum of the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, from October 11, 2002 to February 9, 2003.
Description: 229 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
Contents: Franz Xaver Messerschmidt's Life and Work: The career of a difficult one / Michael Krapf --
The "Characters Heads": From the "simple heads conformable with nature" to the convulsive works / Michael Krapf --
Patrons and Friends: with special regard to the role of the "magnetizer" F.A. Mesmer / Michael Krapfv --
Messerschmidt and Contemporary Art: The reception of his oeuvre during the second half of the 20th century / Almut Krapf-Weiler / Edited by Michael Krapf --
App. Chronological table regarding Franz Xaver Messerschmidt's biography.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Krapf ; with texts by Almut Krapf-Weiler and Michael Krapf ; [translations into English: John Brownjohn, Rebecca Law].

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"Messerschmidt, who created conventional portraits of dignitaries such as Empress Maria Theresa and Joseph II while working at the Imperial Academy in Vienna, began to turn exclusively to character heads in around 1770, a fact that quickly gained him the reputation of a maverick. This extensive monograph about an exceptional artist attempts an interpretation of the "deeper meaning" in an oeuvre which is as unusual as it is uncompromising."--Jacket.

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