VenetianArtiquity

Venetian Masks and Masquerade Masks Handmade in Italy

Venice, Italy · 165 Sales

VenetianArtiquity

Venetian Masks and Masquerade Masks Handmade in Italy

Venice, Italy 165 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Last updated on October 13, 2013
The inspiration behind Venetian Artiquity dates back several decades to when I was a child playing soccer in the streets of Italy. A commedia company called La Vogaria was situated nearby in a small theater that only had seating for 100. The acting troupe performed Commedia dell'Arte, which is a form of acting that utilizes masks in each sketch or scene.

Several years later, in the 1970’s, I was expressing my art through painting. However, my thoughts often turned to the past and my first enthralling encounter with Commedia dell'Arte as a child. I felt ready for a new challenge and began creating masks in line with the Commedia dell'Arte style. I reinvented myself and became a handmade artisan of masks. Since 1984, I have built quite a notable career. My masks have appeared in magazines like Harper's Bazaar, National Geographic Traveler and Frommer's travel books. Most noteworthy, several of my masks appeared on the silver screen in Stanley Kubrick's film “Eyes Wide Shut” featuring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman.

All of my masks are made to order and hand-signed. Each mask will vary slightly in appearance and color, which only adds more distinguished charm to the end artwork. Turnaround time is 2-4 weeks (exceptions are Halloween and Mardi Gras/Carnivale). All items are shipped directly from the foot of Rialto Bridge in Venice, Italy

My custom-made artisan masks are perfect to wear to a fancy masquerade ball or even a Halloween party. Each mask is suitable for hanging in the home as a unique piece of artwork. Alternatively, collectors may choose to acquire several masks as part of a one of a kind art collection.

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