Masquerade – A celebration of the mask

Inspired by my Ghost of Christmas Past on my Echostains insta, I’ve resurrected a video I made for my art blog (echostains). It’s all about masks 😷

I have been busy  compiling another video – a celebration of masks from history, cultures and of course art.  The most prolific artist who featured a lot of masks in his work was probably James Ensor ( 1860 –  1949) and many of his mask paintings are featured in this video. 

Picasso, Matisse and Watteau also appear in the video, along with masks from different cultures.  There’s even a few quirky ones (knitted) which I’ve added and a few TV characters who are famous for wearing masks.  Hope you enjoy the video (and recognise some of the paintings)

Many image credits here;-

Picasso here here here

Pietro Longhi Here Magritte Here Banksy here   Eileen Agar here  and here 

Salvador Mayol    Louis Emile Durandelle   Man Ray Brancusi  Zeng Fanzhi  Watteau Diane Dooley Natalie Holland

Green ManAbriginal and here Chinese, Japanese and Greek maskHere

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