"by the mere fact that he forms part of an organised crowd,
a man descends several rungs in the ladder of civilization.
Isolated, he may be a cultivated individual; in a crowd he is a barbarian -
that is, a creature acting by instinct."
Gustave Lebon, La Psychologie des Foules, 1895
Enguerrand Quarton - Detail from Le Courronement de la Vierge - 1453-54
L. S. Lowry - Our Town - 1943
Bernard Buffet - L’enterrement - 1949