String marionette “Pompilio”

String marionette “Pompilio”

Museu de les Arts Escèniques de l’Institut del Teatre

Collection: Puppets

Type: Marionette

Author: Tozer, Harry Vernon, 1902-1999

Country: Catalonia

Date: 1937

Vertical control; 13 threads; 1 manipulator.
Clown face makeup.
Yellow wooden hat with blue band.
Dressed in a pink and white horizontal striped shirt, white quarry and blue bow tie around the neck.
Fuchsia trousers with suspenders, with a green patch on the right leg.
He wears suspenders.
White gloves and black shoes painted on the wood.

Height: 50 cm

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

Shows (Harry Vernon Tozer):
Pompilio a la barra fixa
Broma a la maroma
Pompilio damunt el bombo
De cap i de morros
El gandul i la gandula
El gran Ambrosi
Petra i Paula
Barraca de boxa
Estació de servei
Forçut tossut
Segui qui pugui
Bugada colada

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: 50.000
Vertices: 24.980
Measures: 28,65 x 21,52 x 57,94cm (cordless)

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.