Thursday, March 12, 2009

New Art on Display:
Bauhaus Masks

Joe's high school Art Foundations class recently studied Bauhaus masks and the theories of Oskar Schlemmer. Schlemmer's sketches, from "Means of Transforming the Human Body by the Use of Costume," are concerned with the transformation of the human body by means of the disguise known as costume. The function of costume is to emphasize the identity of the body or to change it. Costume expresses the body's nature or it purposely misleads us regarding it.

Students created their own creature masks that either disguise their identities, or emphasize certain aspects of personal identity (interests or identifications), or both. These creations are on display in the Library until after spring break. Come see!

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