This sculptor Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (1736-1783). The sculptor beginning 1770. tend to classicism
- Known, in particular, the bust of Franz Anton Mesmer, clearly inspired by the impressions of the busts of Roman emperors.
At the same time Messerschmidt began to create their so-called "typical head»
(It. Charakterkopfe) - busts with a very bizarre, distorted, convulsive facial expressions.