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Every February, Venice becomes a living theater as residents and tourists alike take to the canals and streets in fabulous costumes for one of the major events of the year. The tradition of wearing a mask to hide your identity and allow you to misbehave with impunity is ancient, but only in Venice is the tradition kept so alive today. This pictorial essay on the disguises that characterize.
The Carnival Of Venice And Its Traditional Masks The Carnevale di Venezia is one of the most famous carnivals around the world, and a charming characteristic of the city. Its origins are centuries old, and it still attracts thousands of tourists each year who arrive in Venice to admire the sumptuous costumes and masks parading in the streets and squares.Carnival of Venice in Italy, or also called Venetian Carnival, is one of the best carnivals and most famous carnivals in the World. Spectacular Venetian Carnival masks and luxurious costumes portray gloriously opulent society of the Republic of Venice. 'This was Venice, the flattering and suspect beauty — this city, half fairy tale and half tourist trap, in whose insalubrious air the arts.In case of Venice Carnival, masks were the representation of special art and craft in Venice following different types of masks for both males and females. Thus, rooted in the old history of Italy, nowadays Venice masks can be seen all over the world during different balls, gatherings, and other activities that make a unique part of Venice culture accepted by millions of people.
This Festa Veneziana is however certainly worth a trip to Venice. The majority of the Carnival festivities starts on February 23 with the Festa delle Marie. In this post, I will give you some background on the masks and costumes, as well as tips on how to prepare yourself for Carnevale with a traditional Venetian mask and costume.Read More
Carnival in Venice dates to at least 1094, when it was mentioned for the first time. It was that time of the year when people had the opportunity to hide their identity, sex and social class. Masks allowed everyone, men and women, to be and acted the way they wanted, to transgress if they so wished.Read More
Venetian masks have a long history of protecting their wearer's identity during promiscuous or decadent activities.Made for centuries in Venice, these distinctive masks were formed from paper-mache and wildly decorated with fur, fabric, gems, or feathers.Eventually, Venetian masks re-emerged as the emblem of Carnevale (Venetian Carnival), a pageant and street fair celebrating hedonism.Read More
How To Buy Carnival Mask in Venice. Carnival Masks play a significant part in Venetian history. The masks have most often been worn for the Carnival (Carnival of Venice). However, lately, the masks have been used for several occasions. The carnival mask in Venice was mostly used to hide the wearer’s identity and social status.Read More
Get this from a library! Carnival masks of Venice: a photographic essay. (J C Brown) -- In this title the reader is offered a concise introduction to the history of carnival and mask-wearing and the book is then devoted to J.C. Brown's moody and evocative photographs of Venetians in.Read More
History of the Venice Carnival Masks. By Jennifer Dombrowski 32 Comments. Venice Carnival is a centuries old tradition and one of the world’s most famous carnivals. The Carnival of Venice also became our own tradition during the seven years that we called Italy home, masquerading each year in La Serenissima with the locals and tourists alike.Read More
Venice Masks The deep bond of Venetian Carnival Mask History with tradition, theater and entertainment. The Venetian Carnival Mask History is lost in the labyrinth of time, in a charming story in which the real historical facts are blurred with a mix of tradition and folklore.So, what is carnival mask? Since the beginning of the celebrations, Carnival in Venice Costumesand in particular, masks.Read More
The Venice Carnival is not just about masks and costumes. There is so much to do and see. Each year there are classical concerts, Carnival photography tours, the classic gondolier rides, and so much more. You also get to see the palace's and have a tour around the canals that span the whole of Venice.Read More
Here at Venice Events, we’ve been covering everything to do with the Venice Carnival — including a blog about why you should visit Venice during the Carnival and another with all of the most important dates and events throughout the Venice Carnival.We have mentioned Venice’s masks in these blogs posts, but we’ve only touch on the topic.Read More
Many cultures have enjoyed the playful freedom that one feels after donning a mask. But no place has taken it to greater extremes, both elegant and diabolical, than Venice. A tour of the world of Venetian masks, and the annual Carnival mega-party they have inspired.Read More