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Japanese Theater Mask XIX ° 22 Cm High Character Kyogen
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"Japanese Theater Mask XIX ° 22 Cm High Character Kyogen"
Japanese theater mask XIX ° 22 cm high KYOGEN character olive-colored angry features Le No dates back to the Muromachi period in the 14th century (around 1333-1573). It is considered to be the most complete form of Japanese theater. The art of the sculpted mask knew a great radiation during the Edo period of XVIᵉ - XIXᵉ centuries: several workshops specialized in its production and the learning of the no entered even in the education of the elite. expressionism is the essence of the Noh mask. essential to the emotions that the character must convey. THE THEATER NO MASKS: About 20 cm tall, they are smaller than a human face and are simply placed on the actor's head, tied by a lace. They are made of Cypress (Hinoki), coated with a layer of white paint on which will be applied the characteristic yellow color of these masks, then the hair and the eyebrows are, according to the characters, either hand painted with black ink, either in horsehair. The whole is then covered with a layer of very finely applied lacquer. The eyes are narrow openings, making it difficult for the actor to see. Nō masks have only very small openings for the eyes which makes vision very difficult. masks of old men, (jo), characterized by a beard and visible teeth. Depending on the expression displayed by these masks, it is possible to guess whether the character is a real old man or a deity under cover. masks of vengeful spirits, which usually represent ghostly beings, plagued by negative feelings such as anger, jealousy or resentment that prevent them from finding rest. These masks have the particularity of having a disproportionately large mouth and golden eyes. demon masks, (oni), are used when anger, jealousy or hatred overwhelm the character of the represented creature, whether it is a living being (man or woman) or supernatural (a ghost), these masks also signifying the passage from one state to another. They have in common a tousled hairstyle and gilding of the eyes which, as in the case of demon masks, show the lack of restraint and the savagery of the characters possessed by their passion. They can also be recognized by the very marked reliefs of their broad face and the gold color of their globular eyes. They are distinguished by the great expressiveness of the lines and the golden coloration of the eyes. These two elements express the raw power and savagery of the supernatural beings they represent. Each group of masks is further subdivided into two sub-groups, indicating whether the mask is used to represent a supernatural being (god, demon, ghost or other spirits) or a living being. KYOGEN - BURLESQUE INTERMEDE IN NO REPRESENTATIONS The masks of kyogen intervene as a burlesque interlude alternating with the Noh sessions. The contrast between the satirical farces of the kyogen and the poetic dramas of the no are found in the physiognomy of the masks. So the usobuki mask can be recognized by its wide, wide eyes. The kyogen stages anonymous characters in everyday situations evoking the problems of the human condition with masks of pronounced realism with exaggerated expressions and intended to provoke the hilarity of the spectators. 2019300212
Price : 800 €
Period:19th century
Style:Asian art
Condition : Bon état

Material : Bois peint

Reference : 546561
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