The Carnival of Venice is a world-famous annual festival held in Venice, Italy. Three million visitors come to Venice every year for this event. For centuries Venice has been the scene of the most extravagant masquerade parties where participants show off their lavish costumes and masks. Masks have been a part of the Venice culture since the 13th century, and mask makers enjoyed a special position in society.
This is a one-of-a-kind original oil painting, executed in a pointillist tradition. The painting captures the festive mood of the Venetian masquerade, and the elaborate costumes and masks of its participants. In the background is the world-renown basilica of St. Marcos.
oil on canvas