Duchenne de Boulogne – Expressions of Man – Electroshock Therapy Print


This image is of Duchenne de Boulonge performing one of his experiments in the facial expressions of man using electrostimulus. Basically by attaching electrodes to his patients brain he was able to induce facial expressions, sad, happy, surprised etc. Boulogne describes this image thusly: “an old toothless man, with a thin face, whose features, without being absolutely ugly, approached ordinary triviality” Nice right?

By today’s standard this procedure is nothing short of barbaric. However de Boulonge’s work formed the basis of modern neurology and helped advance our knowledge (good or bad) of electro shock therapy.



Duchenne de Boulogne (Guillaume-Benjamin-Amand) or more commonly just Duchenne de Boulogne was a French neurologist who revived Galvani’s research and greatly advanced the science of electrophysiology. The era of modern neurology developed from Duchenne’s understanding of neural pathways, his revelations of the effect of lesions on these structures, and his diagnostic innovations including deep tissue biopsy, nerve conduction tests (NCS), and clinical photography.

This image is of of Duchenne de Boulogne performing one of his experiments in the facial expressions of man using electrostimulus. By todays starndard this proceedure is nothing short of barbaric. However de Boulonge’s work formed the bases of much of what we know about the effects good or bad of electro shock therapy.

This print is printed on the Mohawk Felt White textured paper is colour. The flet textured paper provides that authentic feel while still mainting full print quaulity.

How to order your print:

Step 1 – Choose the size – we make from 5×7 – 30×40 inches.
Step 2 – Select your material. We can print your order onto either White felt textured paper, Parchment Colored Paper, Metal or Stretched Canvas.

Once you select your combination the price will display.

Material Descriptions:

1) White paper print:
Is a cold pressed bright white paper, very high-quality, archival grade with a textured surface. 340gsm

2) Parchment paper print:
Is the same as above, but with a rich parchment background for that vintage feel. 340gsm

3) Stretched canvas:
Is a thick archival grade, poly-cotton blend canvas that provides greater durability. Stretched over 1.5 inch kiln dried pine stretcher bars to ensure that the canvas print does not warp or bow over time.

4) Metal print:
If you are looking for a super high definition piece of art with brilliant color vibrancy, Metal Prints are the way to go! Metal prints, also known as Aluminum Prints, offer a vibrancy of color not seen in other types of prints. Because of the way that the image is infused into the aluminum’s coating, the colors on a metal print are incredibly vivid. Upon viewing an aluminum print for the first time, people often think the brilliance of color is due to artificial lighting, rather than the medium itself. Comes with a inset frame mount that positions your picture a dramatic ¾ inch from the wall.
Customization’s are no problem!

Want something slightly different, a bigger size or something totally custom? Just get in touch and we can make something just for you.

Ask about our framing options! – Only done via special request.

Additional information

Weight 0.12 kg

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