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Still Life with Mandolin and Mask

Screen print

8 3/4 in. x 6 3/4 in. (22.23 cm x 17.15 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2012.27.227
Other Number(s): 934 (Donor Number)
Geography: Europe, Italy
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Prints; Screen Prints
Culture/Nationality: Italian
Collection: Levine Collection

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  • fruit - Portions of a plant consisting of the seed and its envelope, especially the latter when it is of a juicy, pulpy nature. In its strict botanical sense, the fleshy or dry ripened ovary of a plant, enclosing the seed or seeds, such as apricots, bananas, and grapes, as well as bean pods, corn grains, tomatoes, cucumbers, and (in their shells) acorns and almonds, are all technically fruits. Popularly, however, the term is restricted to the ripened ovaries that are sweet and either succulent or pulpy. The cultivation and processing of fruits are major industries worldwide.
  • fruit bowls - Term generally applied to any bowl used to serve or display real or artifical fruit. Prefer "compotes" for bowls, usually set on a high footed stem and sometimes having a cover, used to serve fruit, compotes, nuts, or sweets.
  • Futurist - Refers to the literary and artistic movement centered in Italy that emphasized speed, dynamism, energy and a rejection of the past, which began with the writings of Filippo Tommaso Marinetti in 1909. Futurism also developed in Russia, with more revolutionary and political connotations. In painting, the style is charactersized by a reliance on divisionist techniques until 1912, when it adopted the simultaneous views and distorted planes of Cubism. Futurist ideas in architecture are represented by drawings and city plans of utopian societies.
  • mandolins - Family of plucked lutelike chordophones with a fingerboard, pegbox, and rounded body, which is either carved from a single block of wood merging smoothly into the neck and pegbox, or is built up in a lutelike construction.
  • masks - Refers to coverings for all or part of the face, usually with openings for the eyes and sometimes the mouth. They are worn to hide or alter the identity of the wearer or for protection. Masks as cultural objects have been used throughout the world in all periods since the Stone Age. Masks are extremely varied in appearance, function, and fundamental meaning. They may be associated with ceremonies that have religious and social significance or are concerned with funerary customs, fertility rites, or curing sickness. They may be used on festive occasions or to portray characters in a dramatic performance and in re-enactments of mythological events. They may be used for warfare and as protective devices in certain sports. They are also employed as architectural ornaments.
  • screen prints - Prints made by exclusively using the process of screen printing, whether originated by hand or photographically.
  • still lifes
  • still lifes - Images in which the focus is a depiction of inanimate objects, as distinguished from art in which such objects are subsidiary elements in a composition.The term is generally applied to depictions of fruit, flowers, meat or dead game, vessels, eating utensils, and other objects, including skulls, candles, and hourglasses, typically arranged on a table. Such images were known since the time of ancient Greece and Rome; however, the subject was exploited by some 16th-century Italian painters, and was highly developed in 17th-century Dutch painting, where the qualities of form, color, texture, and composition were valued, and the images were intended to relay allegorical messages. The subject is generally seen in oil paintings, though it can also be found in mosaics, watercolors, prints, collages, and photographs. The term originally included paintings in which the focus was on living animals at rest, although such depictions would now be called "animal paintings."

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  • Image Dimensions: 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 in. (22.225 x 17.145 cm)

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