Charles le Brun's System on Physiognomy

Charles le Brun's System on Physiognomy

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Credit: THIERRY BERROD, MONA LISA PRODUCTION/ SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Charles le Brun's System on Physiognomy. Artworks by the French artist Charles le Brun (1619-1690), comparing pig and human faces, as seen in profile. Le Brun's series of artworks comparing animal and human faces was intended to show similarities and differences, and was used by him in a treatise on the nature of the soul and effect of physical traits on a person's character.

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