FROM PHYSIOGNOMY TO EMOJIS
from 19/07 to 06/01
A great exhibition based on the Museum’s prestigious collection, that tells the story of this pseudoscience over the past five hundred years. An emotional path takes you from masks to facial recognition systems once again confirming that a face is the most important place where a human being’s soul can express itself. The tour focuses on performing arts and intersects with art, science, technology and communication. Starting from the Temple Hall, and then up the Helicoidal Ramp, the visitor is swept into a long and fascinating story connecting Giovan Battista Della Porta’s and Johann Caspar Lavater’s catalogues to the study of Charles Le Brun’s faces - the first painter of the Sun King - to the magic lantern glass and Emoji, to acting manuals- first in theatre and then in cinema - to morphing, to the most advanced face tracking software or to the works of contemporary artists who explore faces and emotions.