PORTRAITS AND MASKS

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Portraits And Masks

Author : M. L. Bierbrier
ISBN : 0714119040
Genre : Art
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The result of a major colloquium on burial customs in Roman Egypt, these papers cover the reasons behind the development of mummy portraits and the society from which they emerged, as well as the artistic techniques employed.
Category: Art

Masks Of The Spirit

Author : Peter T. Markman
ISBN : 0520064186
Genre : Social Science
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Drawing on secondary works in archaeology, art history, folklore, ethnohistory, ethnography, and literature, the authors maintain that the mask is the central metaphor for the Mesoamerican concept of spiritual reality. Covers the long history of the use of the ritual mask by the peoples who created and developed the mythological tradition of Mesoamerica. Chapters: (1) the metaphor of the mask in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica: the mask as the God, in ritual, and as metaphor; (II) metaphoric reflections of the cosmic order; and (III) the metaphor of the mask after the conquest: syncretism; the Pre-Columbian survivals; the syncretic compromise; and today's masks. Over 100 color and black-&-white photos.
Category: Social Science

Portraits Of Violence

Author : Suzannah Biernoff
ISBN : 9780472130290
Genre : Art
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Portraits of Violence explores the image and idea of facial disfigurement in one of its most troubling modern formations, as a symbol and consequence of war. It opens with Nina Berman’s iconic photograph Marine Wedding, which provoked a debate about the medical, military, and psychological response to serious combat injuries. While these issues remain urgent, it is equally crucial to interrogate the representation of war and injury. The concepts of valor, heroism, patriotism, and courage assume visible form and do their cultural work when they are personified and embodied. The mutilated or disabled veteran’s body can connote the brutalizing, dehumanizing potential of modern combat. Suzannah Biernoff draws on a wide variety of sources mainly from WWI but also contemporary photography and computer games. Each chapter revolves around particular images: Marine Wedding is discussed alongside Stuart Griffiths’ portraits of British veterans; Henry Tonks’ drawings of WWI facial casualties are compared to the medical photographs in the Gillies Archives; the production of portrait masks for the severely disfigured is approached through the lens of documentary film and photography; and finally the haunting image of one of Tonks’s patients reappears in BioShock, a highly successful computer game. The book simultaneously addresses a neglected area in disability studies; puts disfigurement on the agenda for art history and visual studies; and makes a timely and provocative contribution to the literature on the First World War.
Category: Art

A World History Of Art

Author : Hugh Honour
ISBN : 1856694518
Genre : Art
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Expanded to include the latest discoveries in prehistoric art as well as the most recent developments in non-Western and modern art, this is an up-to-date and wide ranging history of art.
Category: Art

Ancient Faces

Author : Susan Walker
ISBN : 0415927455
Genre : Art
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When they were first discovered over a century ago, the painted panel and shroud portraits of Roman Egypt were a revelation to scholars and public alike. Even today they constitute the only corpus of coloured images of individuals to survive from classical antiquity. Many of the paintings are of outstanding artistic quality; as a whole, they reflect a range of techniques and styles, often related to specific communities. Many of the best-known portraits come from the Fayum, but portraits in various media are known from sites in the Nile Valley and along the Mediterranean coast. Here a wide range is presented, showing Roman influence coexisting with traditional Egyptian ways of commemorating the dead.
Category: Art

Masks Of Wedlock

Author : David Ross Smith
ISBN : 0835713539
Genre : Art
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Masks Transformation And Paradox

Author : A. David Napier
ISBN : 0520045335
Genre : Art
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Masks are found world-wide in connection with seasonal festivals, rites of passage, and curative ceremonies. They provide a means of investigating the paradoxical problems that appearances pose in the experience of transitional states. In this far-reaching work, A. David Napier studies mask iconography and the role played by masks in the realization of change. The masks of preclassical Greece¯in particular those of the Satyr and the Gorgon¯provide his starting point. A comparison of Greek to Eastern and especially Indian models follows, and the book concludes with an examination of the interpretation of Hindu ideas in Bali that demonstrates the importance of ambivalence in mask iconography.
Category: Art

Mask Improvisation For Actor Training Performance

Author : Sears A. Eldredge
ISBN : 0810113651
Genre : Performing Arts
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Because mask improvisation is relatively new in American theatre training, this work is designed to acquaint readers with the theory of mask improvisation and to instruct them in the techniques of the method as well. It gives a historical survey of the role masks of masks in various cultures.
Category: Performing Arts

Painting A People

Author : Ezra Mendelsohn
ISBN : 1584651792
Genre : Art
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Analyzes the life, work, and reception of a founding father of modern Jewish art in Eastern Europe.
Category: Art