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Duchenne de Boulogne (1806-1875) by FalseMaria Duchenne de Boulogne (1806-1875) by FalseMaria
This is not my picture but I thought it might be of interest.

Extract from the Blog .....Ruth White's Research For Art .

“Influenced by the fashionable beliefs of Physiognomy of the 19th Century, Duchenne wanted to determine how the muscles in the human face produce facial expressions which he believed to be directly linked to the soul of man. He is known, in particular, for the way he triggered muscular contractions with electrical probes, recording the resulting distorted and often grotesque expressions with the recently invented camera. He published his findings during 1862, together with extraordinary photographs of the induced expressions, in the book The Mechanism of Human Physiognomy ( Mecanisme de la physionomie Humaine).

Like physiognomists and phrenologists before him, Duchenne believed that the human face was a map, the features of which could be codified into universal taxonomies of inner states; he was convinced that the expressions of the human face were a gateway to the soul of man. Unlike Lavater and other physiognomists of the era, Duchenne was skeptical of the face’s ability to express moral character; rather he was convinced that it was through a reading of the expressions alone (known as pathognomy) which could reveal an “accurate rendering of the soul’s emotions”
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Moodlight14 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Superb image my friend, great scary mood! :)
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FalseMaria Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
Its pretty freaky.:)
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Moodlight14 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
Too right! :)
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guttershy Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
If this image isn't yours, you really shouldn't submit it then.
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FalseMaria Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
I think provided that its made perfectly clear that its not your own work then
it is legitimate..there are plenty of sites on DA that specialize in old photographs
or postcards.
Images like this can act as a springboard for other peoples imaginative work.
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FalseMaria Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
That photograph is at least 150 years old and is in the public domain.
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guttershy Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
I don't really think that matters, and I've reported it regardless. So I suppose we'll see what the admins think.
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FalseMaria Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
Well done you.:iconbravoplz:
Can't you find something a little bit more constructive to do with your time that might actually be of some use to humanity?
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guttershy Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
Ain't looking for your approval of my actions. And clicking two buttons doesn't take a lot of time.
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