Baroque-Era Drawings Reveal Early Ideas About Evolution

These are works by "the greatest French artist of all time," according to Louis XIV. Charles Le Brun (1619-1690) used his artistry to compare human and animal faces, later inspiring Charles Darwin to write The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals.

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The images are from Wellcome Library, except when noted otherwise.

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