No. 96 (2020): Mask and Face: The Aspects of Pictorial History / Kaukė ir veidas: atvaizdo istorijos aspektas
Leidimo metai / Release date: 2020
Apimtis / Pages: 344
Sudarė / Edited by dr. Tojana Račiūnaitė
New volume of Acta Academiae Artium Vilnensis titled “Mask and Face: The Aspects of Pictorial History”. Many essays collected here are based on the talks given at the same-titled academic conference which was organised by the Institute of Art History at Vilnius Academy of Arts, and took place on 16–17 May, 2019.
One of the aspects common to all the research published in this volume is that they explore the distinction (and interaction) between a face and a mask - the givenness and its concealment, individuality and generality - that can be traced in specific artworks, cultural phenomena, or the very thinking that testifies to these phenomena. Other part of the contributors to this volume consider the mask as a particular wearable object with its various types and uses, and its transformation into an iconographic motif or even a symbol.