It’s CARNIVAL TIME
If you hear some discussion about carnivals in Europe, what would be your first association? Most of us probably think of the annually Carnival in Venice. Today, this carnival is a huge celebration, that lasts for two weeks. While several events require invitations and have steep ticket prices, many others, like the candle-lit parade of boats, concerts, and street performances are free and open to the public.
It’s said that the Carnival of Venice was started in 1162 in the honor of the victory, when people started to dance and gather in San Marco Square. It became official in the Renaissance. Under the rule of the King of Austria the use of masks became strictly forbidden. The Carnival returned in 1979. The Italian government decided to bring back the history and culture of this celebrations. Since then, approximately 3 million visitors come to Venice every year. The
Carnival of Venice inspires lots of artists to create beautiful paintings.
Browse the diverse artworks with the Carnival theme with us:
GEORGES COROMINAS (1945) – “joie de vivre”
ALEX LEVIN (1975) – Venice through the mask’s eyes
JEAN CLAUDE CAMPANA (1941) – the magic of Venetian carnival
JEAN CLAUDE DESPLANQUES (1936) – sublime mystery
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