Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Visage Minéral
  • Brassaï
    born: Brasov, Hungary ; died: Nice, France ; active: France
  • Visage Minéral, 1934–1935
  • Transmutations
  • Where object was made: France
  • photoengraving, cliché-verre
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 23.9 x 17.9 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 3/8 x 7 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1971.0139

Black-and-white image of a dark mask, decorated with painted white eyes, nose, and mouth. The mask is placed in front of a dark background on a surface with thin, white, diagonal lines. The eye on the right side of the image is slightly larger than the eye on the left, and there are small crosses decorating the mask under the large eye, and small circles under the small eye.