THE HISTORY OF MASKS. GREEK MASKS Greek masks of Dionysus and of Pan.
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THE HISTORY OF MASKS
Greek masks of
Dionysus and of Pan
Masks have been used for thousands and thousands of years in cultures around the world. Early masks were probably made from local materials
TRADITIONAL COMEDY AND TRAGEDY MASKS
MARDIS GRAS MASKS
History of MasksWhile early masks were made from common local materials. Harder-to-find or more precious materials would probably have been used to embellish more important masks in ancient times, as they are now.
ITALIAN RENAISSANCE MASKS: THE VENETIAN MASKS
Venetian masks depicted a variety of
characters in the theatre.
Theses masks are the basis of many
“classic” masks we see today.
The Bauta character had a shinning
white face worn with a black silk cape
by either men or women.
The Moreta or Murata was a black
velvet oval shaped mask worn by ladies.
THE BAUTA MASK
The Bauta is a White shiny mask- with decoration.
The Moretta is a Black Velvet, Oval shaped mask with decorations.
TODAY THE BAUTA AND THE MORETTA STYLES HAVE
MASKS COME FROM ALL CULTURES AND ARE DEVELOPED FROM MANY
it is viewed
In Japan masks belong to a highly developed
theatrical tradition that was originally religious.
Of all the Japanese masks the Noh mask is said to
be the most artistic one.
Originated in the 1200. At that time a very popular
performance was 'Dengaku no Noh' which translates
as 'Field-music Performance'
Its root were rustic acrobatic and juggling
1300s, Noh had become a kind of opera in which
the performers recited while sitting next to each
other and then danced.
1400s another type of Noh, Sarugaku, which used
a lot of buffoonery, developed into a serious dramatic