Reading the Body: Physiognomics

 
A Chorus of Singers
Title A Chorus of Singers
Artist Willism Hogarth
Date 1732 (reprinted 1822)
Medium Etching
Location The Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections, Northwestern University

Hogarth's print depicts individuals who appear to be caught unaware. Thus, the facial expressions can be regarded as authentic despite the claim of critics that facial expressions could be falsified

 

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