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					Venetian
 Masks
The Carnival in
   Venice
By the mid 17th
Century the Venice
Carnival was the most
famous throughout
Europe
                                The carnival was seen as
                                an opportunity for all the
                                social classes to meet. The
                                rich mixed so closely with
                                the poor it became essential
                                for people to conceal
                                their identity with a mask.




The Venetian Carnival was
originally used as a pre lent
festival. It was an
opportunity for people to
forget the problems that
existed within society.
The most popular
type of mask to be
worn was the Bauta
which was a half
mask worn with a
black cape and black
tricorn hat.




                       The Bauta is quite ghostlike
                       and was favoured by the
                       Kings and Princes as this
                       meant they could move
                       freely among the city.
                 Doctor of the Plague

This mask was one of the most
important of the Carnival.
The mask design was an
invention of a French doctor
named Charles de Lorme as a
precauton against the plague
when visiting the infected. The
long beaked nose was filled
with cotton-wool and essences
and the eye-holes were sealed
with crystal.
Many of the masks
   represented
 different towns,
  personalities or
 traditions of the
  people of Italy.
Pulcinella White
         A witty but cruel
         and dishonest
         character from
         Naples.
         A fat bellied
         hunchback.
          Large nose
         resembles that of a
         parrot's beak.
         Carries a stick.
                     Zanni Red
Regularly coarse , poor and ignorant ; ingenuous , fool and
hardworking ; if they are intelligent , they are villainous
and thieves .
The "Zanni" represents the emigrant peasants , those who
settled down in cities ; they used to be land slaves but then
became servants in port-cities.
Pantalone
      Old miser of Venice.

      Chases ladies.

      Very gullible and
      taken advantage of
      by everyone.

      Large protruding
      nose.

      Very agile.
Bacchus is the
roman name of
Dioniso, the
ancient greek
god of wine.
But perhaps the
most famous of
 all masks was
      the…
The Jester
The Jester / clown
figure is represented
and understood
worldwide.
It is
traditional
for the
masks to
have music
scores and
gold leaf as
the two
main
sources of
decoration.
What characteristics
can be seen on this
Venetian mask?
Rich
Colours         Pattern
                Work

Attention
to Detail
                 Use
                 of
Sheet            Silver
Music            and
                 Gold

   Any more??
But most of all………….
Have a sense of fun,
exhuberance and
Carnival!!
What design
qualities will
 your mask
   show?
Your mask could be…………..
            Influenced by
            the patterns
            seen on
            existing
            Venetian
            masks
Your mask could be…….
            Themed. Base the
            decoration on a
            particular starting
            point i.e. Nature, the
            Sea, yourselves!!
Your mask could be…….
            Based on an
            emotion….
            Have more
            than one face
            to represent
            several
            emotions.
Your mask could be…….

             Based on a
             talent i.e.
             Music
Your mask MUST be……..
                                         Made well
                                         Attention to detail
                                         Have 3d objects or
                                         shapes coming off the
                                         cast of your face




Look Professional
Be of a high quality
Colourful

All construction be finished by 3.30pm
GOOD LUCK!!!!

				
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