Paul Binnie
White Hannya

Paul Binnie “White Hannya” main image
Artist
Paul Binnie
Title
White Hannya
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Oil painting on canvas
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Remarks
"Hannya is a mask type from the Noh theater of Japan, perhaps the most famous, with long curving horns, and gilded copper eyes and teeth. The manifestation it symbolises is the jealousy or frustration of a female character and the wig and headband the actor wears here represent a female role. Both white and red versions of this mask exist and I painted a red version for a large oil in the Noh series that now hangs in my studio in San Diego. The silver and white triangle pattern on the kimono represents snake scales." Binnie, May 6, 2021
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(L472)
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