His survival instincts were called upon back in 1972 when he was diagnosed with a rare hereditary disease (HHT) and his album of the time, Life Mask
, was seen as his swansong and included the 23-minute Lord's Prayer (described by him as "my last will and testament").
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.
'I looked at this and at the life mask
of William Blake when I made Self.
"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).
1730 A rarely-seen plaster life mask
of Handel by Roubiliac, c.1740s
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 mask is a complex of ingredients including quartz, Padina pavonica and moringa oil, while argan tree oil is said to form a network of proteins to support skin cohesion for a skin-lifting effect.