Welcome to The Artist Quarter, with Michael Browne at Market Cross Shopping Centre. Michael has completed some really exciting projects for us this summer but non can surpass the beautiful array of umbrellas covering Coffee House Lane. Come and see Michael’s amazing take on Happy/Sad faces. Dating from at least the time of Aeschylus, Greek theater used full face or head masks as standard acting props. Actors donned these masks to become the characters they were playing. Over time, this convention gave way to less restrictive masks representing only emotions. Of these, the comedy and tragedy masks survived to become a symbol of the theater.
The comedy mask was associated with Thalia, the Greek muse of comedy and bucolic poetry, and the tragedy mask is associated with Melpomene, the muse of tragedy. Upon completion of a play, Greek theatrical masks were placed on the altar of Dionysus, patron god of the theater.
On level 2 from James street, this artwork symbolizes painting and being a painter, having created a life size palette adorned with wool to resemble paint. If you stand directly underneath this price you will see much more. We would love for you to take a selfie and send it to us firstname.lastname@example.org or tag us on facebook.
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Happy Arts Week to one & ALL.