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© Erhard Stiefel 2022
Live demonstration Wed, 13 April - Sat, 16 April

Artisan at work: Moulding a Harlequin leather mask

Mask-maker Claude Dessimond will be working live in Sala degli Arazzi, showcasing the process of moulding a Harlequin mask from cow leather. Claude applies the same techniques used in the Renaissance for the Commedia dell'arte masks. He will demonstrate the process of moulding moistened cow leather on a plaster form, which was created beforehand by over-modelling the mask on the imprint of an actor's face.

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