Venetian Festival

Sir William Russell Flint

P.R.A., P.R.W.S., R.S.W., R.O.I., R.E.

russell flint, Venetian Festival, print
'Venetian Festival'
Date of Publication April, 1967.
Signed,Limited Edition print of 850.
Image size 17.75" x 24"

"I must have been crazy to tackle such an elaborate subject in the midst of merry-making Venetians.
The facade of the church should alone have warned me to hold my hand and merely look on.
However, the theme, and the festive atmosphere had enticed me. Not only had I to carry my picture
as far as possible on the spot, notes of many details were needed to enable me to complete it at home."

Venetian festivals are held in cities in Europe and North America.
They are based on carnival, or carnevale, the period just before Lent, as celebrated in the 17th century in Venice, Italy.
Venetian festivals re-create the fantasy of the earlier events with food, costumes, masks, music, theater, juggling and other spectacles.

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