Mouseion Constipation, Getty bust
The Constipated One - Messerschmidt
Replica sculpture by Messerschmidt and part of the Faces Collection.
This is a licensed replica made of artificial stone and comes with a certificate.
- Material: Resin
- Height 20 cm
- packed in a gift box
The man's bloated face is caused by constipation he's been suffering from for days. Now he really wants to get rid of it and is doing his utmost ...
The original is carved in alabaster which, when freshly cut, is white but yellows over time, like the replica. Messerschmidt exploited its warm hue to mimic flesh tones, incorporating the stone's natural grain into his composition in the form of wrinkles across the forehead and cheeks. The face's smooth polished surfaces are contrasted with the coarsely chiseled hair brushed back behind the ears.
See the photo of the original sclulpture (on the white base).