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Brief Encounters / Paul Painting / 29 July – 23 August 2013

Anthroposcopy by Paul Painting

Anthroposcopy by Paul Painting employs the main Gallery. Painting offers the viewer a body of work that distils the human form with the intensity of an interrogators gaze.  The pseudoscience of physiognomy, also called anthroposcopy, with its assumptions that character can be gleaned from a study of facial features is a venerable and equally questionable one. It has enjoyed cycles of credibility and scientific contempt. The notion that our drives and passions distort and impress upon our features is an eminently attractive, and evocative hypothesis. For an artist it is alive with visual potential and richness.

 

Paul Painting - Infantry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Published by: AVA Admin in Exhibitions, Past