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  • In both examples, we see strong lines and very two dimensional approach; the figures are rough-hewn with a mask-like quality to them.

    Continuity, Beauty and Dignity within the Liturgical Arts and their Development

  • Counterbalancing this is the quasi-Egyptian inscrutability of her eyes; the mask-like ivory oval of her face; the light blue halo effect around her head; the shield-like rigidity of her bodice; and the chain-mail of her pearl and gold partlet.

    Bronzino's Medici portraits – review

  • In keeping with the director's minimalist style, this production brings a stark, spooky aesthetic to the 1928 musical by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht: The faces of most of the performers are entirely painted white, with exaggerated, mask-like features.

    The Short List

  • All three of these films received ample and deserved criticism for their characters' "dead eyes" and mask-like faces that many have compared to re-animated corpses.

    Jonathan Kim: ReThink Review: Mars Needs Moms -- Appreciate Your Mom, Or Else!

  • But at this moment the meaning of the mask-like attachment in front of it suddenly sank into him.

    Inspiration

  • The catalyst for the mask-like faces he painted was apparently this "mask" he always wore.

    The Bad Boy of Montparnasse

  • One example: a ceramic sculpture he called Oviri, his invention of a Tahitian goddess, a naked figure with a long flowing hair and a mask-like face, clutching a wolf cub, made in 1894.

    A Dark Rebel in a Tahitian Paradise

  • His image fills the frame tightly, and the only prop — other than the slim cigarette dangling from his left hand — is the background window that frames him and provides the dramatic backlighting that models his mask-like face.

    An Artist at the Height of His Powers

  • Its body consists of a mask-like face and an amorphous black and red body, which houses innumerable insects.

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  • Both groups have made clear the locus of the big competition and have revealed the mask-like character of liberalism's rhetoric of small business and family farm. —

    One way or another

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