Matthew Barney and me

it’s true. Facebook said so.

speaking of faces, books, and lists of names, check out the Virtual Museum of Deathmasks, featuring a collection of mostly Russian and Ukranian historical figures as sculpted by Sergey Merkurov. 59 of his masks are on display in the real-world museum, including the only original Lenin death mask, but you can see all of the masks in the virtual museum. Looking at photographs of historical figures is one thing, and while these are merely 2D representations of 3D objects, getting to see these masks is revealing: Alexander Blok‘s features are slender yet stoic, and one can almost sense his suspected death from starvation; or the collection of wrinkles that developed on the face of Boris Pasternak:

virtual deathmask - Pasternak