life mask


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life mask

n.
A cast of a person's face taken while the subject is alive.

life mask

n
(Art Terms) a cast taken from the face of a living person, usually using plaster of Paris

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n.
a cast of the face of a living person. Compare death mask.
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Noun1.life mask - a cast taken from the face of a living personlife mask - a cast taken from the face of a living person
casting, cast - object formed by a mold
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The Egyptian fragments of mummy masks provide new insights into Bacon's Study for Portrait II (after the Life Mask of William Blake), 1955.
I was unfortunate enough to hit the museum on a day when all Washington's schoolchildren seemed to be visiting, so, after checking out Muhammad Ali's boxing glove, Judy Garland's ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz and Abe Lincoln's life mask - as well as listening to Alexander Graham Bell's voice from 1885 - I headed for my next stop, the International Spy Museum.
The seemingly spontaneous snapshots of everyday life mask the intricate staging of every detail in each photograph.
No one has ever juxtaposed the life mask of Lincoln on the eve of his election with the life mask taken just a month before his assassination.
The theme of these works is sacred/secular, so to drive home the ecclesiastical subtext of the display format, Vallance also includes several explicitly religious "icons"--souvenir-stand trinkets blessed by the pope, Lutheran regalia, a life mask of George "Washington by Jean-Antoine Houdon that resembles, we are told, one of the "bloodstains" on the Shroud of Turin.
ThereAAEs also election paraphernalia, a life mask of Lincoln and a mock-up of the presidential box (near a sign discussing LincolnAAEs love of theater).
Artist Ken Bartmess made the pagan-influenced life mask seen above at a Radical Faeries event in the early '80s.
The Volk life mask of Lincoln is universally acknowledged by artists, historians, and educators to be priceless--capturing a great man literally at face value.
UK spa brand Elemis extended its Pro-Collagen range in 2008 and launched the Pro Collagen Quartz Life Mask.
The first, Slammerkin, is the story of an 18th-century prostitute and the second, Life Mask, follows a Sapphic sculptor in 1790s London.