27/06/2018 ART OF THE HEAD: THE PORTRAIT BUST IS HAVING A MOMENT

The Irish Time, 27th June 2018

For millennia, philosophers, thinkers and religious types have pondered the whereabouts of the seat of the soul. For a while it was thought to be in the appendix – essentially because people couldn’t come up with any other reason for our having one. If our souls do have a specific location (if they exist at all), most imagine them to reside somewhere in our heads. Soulful or not, heads have fascinated artists since art began ...