Saturday, April 25, 2009

Le Brun's System on Physiognomy

Le Brun's System on Physiognomy

Charles Le Brun's Physiognomies.

Charles Le Brun's plate on expression, and other images of expression at Artlex.

Charles Le Brun, Li Baoshu and the wolfman, link to a page on hair.

Head physiognomies resembling weasels.

Link to a study for Mucius Scaevola Before Porsenna.
The Web Gallery of Art.

Head resembling a monkey.

Here is a link to a the plates on the web at

Le Brun's System on Physiognomy
L.-J.-M. Morel d'Arleux (after Charles Lebrun)

Dissertation sur un Traité de Charles Lebrun concernant le
Rapport de la Physionomie Humaine avec Celle des Animaux
Paris, Chalcographie du Musée Napoléon, 1806
Planches gravées* d'après les dessins de Lebrun, pour son
Traité du Rapport de la Figure Humaine avec celle des Animaux.

Another image is on the page of a dissertation called Visualization
by Marc Winter.

Physiognomy and the Meaning of Expression in Nineteenth-Century Culture (Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture)

Physiognomy In Profile: Lavater's Impact On European Culture

Physiognomy - By Johann Caspar Lavater.

Some similar images about physiognomy are on a page about phrenology: Phrenology and the Fine Arts.

See also: Antique Medical Anatomy Book.

The Artist's Complete Guide to Facial Expression

Facial Expressions: A Visual Reference for Artists

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