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African Mask.

      Found on the site: African Art Gallery L’oeil et la main, Paris.             Fang mask, Gabon, 19th century. The Ngil Society used to wear this type of mask when going to the … Continue reading

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Kimiko Yoshida – Photography, self-portraits.

          Kimiko Yoshida, born in Japan 1963, lives in France since 1995. Painted face, mask , veil, and quasi monochrome: the self is almost totally diluted in these photographic self-portraits impersonating a bride!       … Continue reading

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The Mask, La Mascara, Frida Kahlo.

          Frida Kahlo, Mexico, 1907-1954.     From the page: “Many of Frida’s self-portraits suggest that the face shown in the painting is in fact just a mask behind which her true feelings are hidden. In … Continue reading

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Masks, James Ensor.

    Image source: The Art Tribune.         James Ensor,  Oostende (Ostend, Belgium), 1860-1949. The painter denounces in his society what the victorians called “cant” (sham, pretense, humbug). The masks reveal the real face of the crowd. … Continue reading

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Mask by the painters: Klee.

    image source.       Paul Klee, ‘Actor’s Mask’, 1924.                        

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Desiree Holman: Masks, Avatars and Self.

          Desiree Holman (1974,California) is an interdisciplinary artist and video specialist.           From her Statement of Purpose (2009): “The driving question is this: what do games of make-believe, like the ones I … Continue reading

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Venetian Masquerade.

          Our last week-end excursion brought us a surprise: superb Venetian masqueraders were promenading in the gardens of Annevoie Castle (mid-XVIIIth century for both gardens and castle, Namur Province, Belgium). I couldn’t stop taking pictures!   … Continue reading

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