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This image is one of twelve photographs from Brassaï's <em>Transmutations</em> portfolio. In this photograph, Brassaï has drawn on a negative of a female figure using the cliché-verre process. The resulting image portrays a female nude partially abstracted into geometric shapes.
Brassaï (French (culture or style))
Carnival
1934 – 1967
Museum Purchase
1971/2.150.12
Centered in the page in this print are two figures in matching costume, one facing the viewer and one away. They are each dressed in a black suit with pink cumberbund and white socks and gloves. Each figure wears a cape with green interior; the back is white with vegetal and animal motifs in orange, pink, green, grey and black. On the left, the more-visible cape has a grey bird on one side and an orange horse on the other. As visible on the left figure, who faces away, there is a large black collar on the cape in the shape of a triangle, and off of the collar hangs a long pink piece of fabric.  Both figures wear white hats—shaped like umbrellas—that have large plumage of black, orange and green coming from a pole off the top. Lastly, as seen in the right figure, they wear a pink mask with a mustached face.
Carlos Mérida (Guatemalan)
Danza de los Paragüeros
1937 – 1939
Museum Purchase
1944.10
Centered on the page in this print are two figures. Both have oranged-tan skin, revealed by their bare chests, arms and legs. At their ankles, there are white bands with gold circles. On the left, the figure wears blue shorts with a wide white waistband. He faces away, on his head there is a headdress in the shape of a horned-deer that faces to the left, attached by a white cloth. The figure holds two yellow disks. On the right, the man wears slightly different draping knickers with a wide-white waist band that has small orange toggles hanging off the front and a white flap off the back. He wears a blue mask with a white, abstracted face painted on. The mask has gold fabric attached at the top and bottom to represent hair and a beard. This right figure holds a small blue box with white design.
Carlos Mérida (Guatemalan)
Danza de los Pascolas y el Venado
1937 – 1939
Museum Purchase
1944.8
Face mask made of wood, covered in white kaolin; face has round, bulging forehead, deep set narrow eyes, small round ears, fiber beard, open rectangular mouth and pointed teeth; basketry weave that held mask on the dancer’s head is visible at back and sides; raffia attachment on top of head frayed and missing.<br />
Salampasu (Salampasu)
Mask (Kasangu)
1920 – 1960
Museum Purchase assisted by the Friends of the Museum of Art
1971/2.44
This image is one of twelve photographs from Brassaï's <em>Transmutations</em> portfolio. In this photograph, Brassaï has drawn on a negative of a female figure using the cliché-verre process. The resulting image portrays a female nude partially abstracted into geometric shapes.
Brassaï (French (culture or style))
Mineral Countenance
1934 – 1967
Museum Purchase
1971/2.150.7
Sculpture head among logs and pieces of wood.
David Vestal
Promessa Monte Santo Bahia, Brazil
10/27/1997 – 12/31/1998
Gift from the Collection of David S. Rosen MD, MPH
2014/2.126
This abstract bronze sculpture on a stone base has a series of undulating flat surfaces with cut outs. With a clear frontality, the back of the sculpture has a more rustic patina.&nbsp;
Mirko (Italian (culture or style))
La Grande Maschera
1957
Gift of Scott Hodes and Maria Bechily-Hodes
2015/2.84
Centered in the page on this print are two dark-skinned figures wearing pink-skinned masks. They are both dressed identically in white shirts and tights, with black boots, matching black knickers, and capes trimmed in gold. Each figure holds a small circular shield in one hand and a sword in the other—both in white. Both seem to be leaping in the air.
Carlos Mérida (Guatemalan)
Danza de los Santiagos
1937 – 1939
Museum Purchase
1944.5
Mask is made entirely of blackish-brown dyed and molded raffia fiber; face has bulging forehead, deeo set narrow eyes, bulbous nose, and raffia “beard.” Top of head has cone-like crest of small fiber knots.<br />
Salampasu (Salampasu)
Mask (idangani)
1900 – 1983
Gift of Prof. and Mrs. Horace M. Miner
1983/2.184

Senufo (Senufo (culture or style))
Door Panel, Secret Society Shrine
1800 – 1971
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Irving F. Burton
1975/1.68
A photograph of the bust of a young man, cloaked in black, holding a reflective shard of glass in front of his face. He stands in front of a wall of graffiti.
Ralph Eugene Meatyard (American (North American))
Untitled
1966
Gift of Two Friends of the Museum
1996/2.41
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