Monday, May 3, 2010

The Mad Busts of Xaver

From Neatorama:
"Franz Xaver Messerschmidt was labelled mad in his own century and by the time he died in 1783 he had produced sixty four remarkable busts of himself which reflected his state of mind and his attempt to alleviate his perplexing ailments."

I thought the picture up top would be perfect for a Brazen Head (even though it's made of tin). But the others are intriguing too. This one:

seems perfect as a representation of the mad emperor that called for the construction of your favorite megadungeon.

1 comment:

  1. Franz Xaver Messerschmidt

    Poor bloke. He doubtless had an ongoing series of nervous breakdowns from trying to live up to his name in an era when supervillainy had not yet been codified as a trope.

    Very cool.