Tag physiognomy

Rodolphe Töpffer (1799 – 1846)

Tōpffer was born and died in Geneva. He studied literature and became a teacher and docent at the University. In his free time, he wrote short illustrated stories. Such as: Histoire de Monsieur Jabot Monsieur Crepin Histoire de Monsieur Vieux… Continue Reading →

Johann Caspar Lavater (1741-1801)

Lavater was a Swiss theologian and minister in the Saint Peters church in Zurich. He belongs to the nomination of pietism fostering an intuitive and emotionally form of Christianity. To promote mutual understanding and love between people, he embarked as an amateur psychologist… Continue Reading →

Daniel Chodowiecki (1726-1801)

Daniel Chodowiecki, born in Danzig and died in Berlin, is one of the little masters, but interested in representing emotions. In the art of printing at that time, this was something new. Long time it was not common knowledge that a… Continue Reading →

Charles Le Brun (1619 – 1690)

ROYAL ACADEMY Following the Academies in Italy, the French Royale Academy was founded in 1648 at the instigation of the painter Charles Ie Brun, with permission from the young king and under the protection of Mazarin. This Academy also envisaged… Continue Reading →

Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)

RUBENS AND THE ANIMAL – HUMAN COMPARISON Rubens made no cartoons nor incidentally satirizing images, but he is remarkable in the context of physiognomy, and specifically in the animal-human comparison. This subject is treated in the writings of Lavater.  Della Porta… Continue Reading →

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