TITLE

'Each Little Hillock hath a Tongue'--Phrenology and the Art of Hiram Powers

AUTHOR(S)
Colbert, Charles
PUB. DATE
June 1986
SOURCE
Art Bulletin;Jun1986, Vol. 68 Issue 2, p281
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Examines the influence of phrenology on the art of Hiram Powers. Background on the theory of phrenology; Criticisms toward the concept of phrenology in art; Works of Powers; Theory of physiognomy in art.
ACCESSION #
5316073

 

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