String marionette “La Mort” (Death)

String marionette “La Mort” (Death)

Museu de les Arts Escèniques de l’Institut del Teatre

Collection: Puppets

Type: Marionette

Author: Tozer, Harry Vernon, 1902-1999

Date: 1946

Description: Vertical command puppet for a single manipulator, composed of eleven threads. It is a skeleton carrying a torn tunic over its shoulders and a scythe in its right hand.

Height: 50 cm

Technique/Material: Plaited linen suspension thread, head molded in plastic wood, hands and body carved in wood, axis of joints in oil-painted brass wire.

Show: Created by H.V. Tozer in 1949 is about a number of varieties in a single act called Its Last Dance or The Sad Waltz, with music by Jean Sibelius.

Harry Vernon Tozer (1902-1999) found.
He settled in Barcelona in 1925 where he became fascinated by the Catalan puppet and specialized in the marionette until he became a professor at the Theater Institute. Its fund, bequeathed in 1988, exceeds a hundred marionettes and also includes a theater with two bridges and several sets.

(Information: Museu de les Arts Escèniques de l’Institut del Teatre)

Technical characteristics of the 3D model:

3D model made with a high-resolution 3D scanner, textured with a photographic image.
The complexity in the 3D scanning of a piece like this, and of other marionettes, must be emphasized, maintaining its initial position throughout all the process.

Poligons: 84.398
Vertices: 41.329
Measures: 27,35 x 37,87 x 54,75cm (cordless and with scythe)

Rendered with textures in PBR (Physically Based Rendering) format.

PBR are the initials of Physically Based Rendering. Such material, applied to the 3D model, shows the visual properties of the surface in a physically realistic way, so that realistic results are possible in all virtual lighting conditions.