The New York Review of Books: Messerschmidt's Mad Faces

The New York Review of Books: Messerschmidt's Mad Faces

"Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (1736–1783) is one of those elusive 18th-century figures who confront us with the nocturnal side of the enlightenment. In the eyes of his contemporaries, he was not only a madman but also a mad artist." [Read more]