Faces of the Musée des Beaux Arts de Lyon

Visiting the Musee des Beaux-Arts de Lyon (Lyon Museum of Fine Arts), I started with the sculptures and found myself looking at the faces, carved from stone yet so expressive.

As I moved through the museum, I continued to focus on faces. What emotions were revealed though chisel or paint? What commonalities linked faces of different media, styles and eras? What could I see just looking at a face – blocking out setting, costume, body?

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