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death mask

a cast of a person's face taken shortly after death
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Yet the result is not comparable to the uncanny likeness of Lorenzo de'Medici's mechanically produced death mask, for the latter is primarily a relic due to its indexical relation to the deceased.
Cardiff-based Wild Dream Films' documentary, Death Masks, has received a nomination in the Best Graphics category in the Emmys - the television world's equivalent of the Oscars.
A DEATH mask of the man who cancelled Christmas is the star attraction in an upcoming exhibition.
Old South is especially grateful to the Boston Public Library which generously loaned the death masks of the two Italian-American anarchists, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti to the exhibit.
Using the life and death masks of such world-changing figures as William Shakespeare, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and Julius Caesar, a Welsh film crew has created unique 3D digital faces and claims in the process to have solved long-standing mysteries about their lives and deaths.
The skulls start you thinking about death and death masks, which leads to a vanitas theme, where the permanence of possessions and collecting itself leads to questions about the often fickle relationships between artists, dealers, and collectors.
Since closing in 1929, it has become something of a tourist attraction, where you can examine case studies of the inmates and walk through the many corridors and rooms filled with death masks and other items of torturous equipment.
From early "overpaintings" to redrawn self-portraits, Aktionismus performances, death masks, and views of Hiroshima, this impressive 160-work retrospective (featuring paintings, photographs, drawings, and videos) reveals the intense thematic continuity throughout Arnulf Rainer's oeuvre from the '50S to the present.
Demonstrators with banners marched from the nearby town of Llantwit Major and some were wearing black clothes, chemical suits and white death masks.
For previous exhibitions she has cast animal death masks in amber and taught parrots a defunct Amazonian language.
And, with their faces frozen before the aperture, an elusive assemblage of disembodied features uncomfortably reminiscent of death masks, Felten-Massinger alert us as well to the pass age of time that marks our own mortality.
It attaches theory to his twentieth-century oddities and provides some history as well to his overarching theme of "resemblance by contact" - from fossils and archeological remains, to the shroud of Turin and death masks, to Auguste Rodin's casts of body parts and Marcel Duchamp's Female Fig Leaf, 1950-51.