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Венецианската карнавална маска – между традицията и „индустрията на карнавала”
Venetian masquerade masks: Between the tradition and the ‘carnival industry’

Author(s): Emilia Boiadjieva-Peeva
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Visual Arts, History of Art
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: The paper presents and analyses a contemporary cultural phenomenon, the Venetian carnival and in particular, its emblematic masquerade masks. The historical development of the Venetian masks, iconographically rooted in a popular form of medieval street theatre, Commedia dell’arte, is traced. The article raises the issue of the activities of traditional artisans (in particular, the so-called mascarieri, Venetian mask makers) in the contemporary conditions of globalism. An example of an artist is considered, who has learned and successfully practices his craft,

  • Issue Year: 2019
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 49-56
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English, Bulgarian