Sock and Buskin by Artist Unknown

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From stage to big screen, music to dance, and in paintings and sculptures, emotion has always played a very large role in the arts.

Expression is everything in capturing these emotions. Consider the ancient symbols of comedy and tragedy in theatre…

Also known as a , the masks have deep historical origins in ancient Greek culture. The sock (soft and comfortable) is considered a comedic symbol, and the buskin (hard and unyielding) a tragic one.

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