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Carnival Mask #3

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 5 August 2009 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

PENTAX *ist D 1/60 second F/4.5 ISO 1600 97 mm (35mm equiv.)

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eva from Rouen, France

Il y a une grande variété de masques, les plus séduisants sont les masques à plumes, à l'origine, il me semble que les masques étaient utilisés à Venise, au moment des épidémies de peste, pour se protéger (??)
Belle série sur les masques.

5 Aug 2009 7:18am

@eva: Merci beaucoup, Eva ! Oui il y a un très grand nombre de masques disponibles utilisés principalement pour le déguisement. La pratique de porter de masques pour le déguisement ont atteint son zénith dans le 18e Siècle, quand Vénitien de classes sociales différentes a utilisé le Carnaval comme une excuse pour mêler et, dans quelques cas, échanger des faveurs sexuelles sans la crainte de reconnaissance ou de châtiment. (Avec un masque, un capuchon de soie, un cap de tabarro et un chapeau de tricorn, une femme à la recherche d'une affaire désinvolte était indistinguée d'un noble sur le rôde). ;-))

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Comme cette image est belle Eric! j'aime beaucoup le côté sombre des plumes en haut du masque! le détail est très subtil!! Superbe!!

5 Aug 2009 8:54am

@Mathilde Collot: Merci beaucoup, Mathilde pour vos mots gentils ! ;-)

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

The design, the colours...oh the colours, you took them wonderfully...what a lovely piume mask ;0

5 Aug 2009 11:21am

@Lorraine: Thanks very much Lorraine! By George, I think she's got it!!! ;-)))

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Five stars from me, the framing is beautiful!! Love the detail and the light.

5 Aug 2009 12:28pm

@bluechameleon: Thanks very much Sharon! You are too kind..... ;-)

Sugata from Newark, United States

Another wonderful mask shot!

5 Aug 2009 1:24pm

@Sugata: Thanks Sugata! ;-)

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Beautiful mask ! Fantastic framing !

5 Aug 2009 1:56pm

@MARIANA: Thanks very much Mariana! ;-)

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Sooo beautiful mask!

5 Aug 2009 3:50pm

@Elena Kotrotsou: Thank you very much Elena! ;-)

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

le mystère derrière le masque et l'insolite de ce plumage extravagant, un masque pour inventer la vie autrement.

5 Aug 2009 5:00pm

@Alivia: Merci beaucoup, Alivia ! Oui, un masque pour inventer la vie autrement. Leur intention originale était de déguiser l'identité de la personne le portant. La pratique de porter de masques pour le déguisement ont atteint son zénith dans le 18e Siècle, quand vénitien de classes sociales différentes a utilisé le Carnaval comme une excuse pour mêler et, dans quelques cas, échanger des faveurs sexuelles sans la crainte de reconnaissance ou de châtiment. ;-)

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Espantosa. As penas são lindas.

5 Aug 2009 6:20pm

@Ana Lúcia: Obrigado, Ana! Sim, são muito belos mas eles não comparam comos trajes pródigos de Carnaval de Rio de Janeiro. ;-))

Graham Russon from Cape Town, South Africa

Nice, colours & textures are great.

5 Aug 2009 6:58pm

@Graham Russon: Thanks very much Graham! ;-)

Lambspun from Madison, Maine, United States

These masks are simply gorgeous and anyone who wore them must have looked glamourous!

6 Aug 2009 1:23am

@Lambspun: Thanks very much Lambspun! Venetian masks are a centuries-old tradition of Venice, Italy. The masks are typically worn during the Carnevale (Carnival of Venice), but have been used on many other occasions in the past, usually as a device for hiding the wearer's identity and social status. The mask would permit the wearer to act more freely in cases where he or she wanted to interact with other members of the society outside the bounds of identity and everyday convention. It was thus useful for a variety of purposes, some of them illicit or criminal, others just personal, such as romantic encounters. ;-)

Dulcie from Danville, United States

An exotic image. Lovely details and gorgeous multi-colored reflections off the shimmering colors.

6 Aug 2009 3:07am

@Dulcie: Thank you very much Dulcie! ;-)

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Fantastic detail and colour. Would love to own a couple of those ;)

6 Aug 2009 4:31pm

@Magda: Thanks very much Magda! If you are interested in acquiting some I have posted a link below.... ;-)

http://www.venetianmasksshop.com/

PENTAX *ist D
1/60 second
F/4.5
ISO 1600
97 mm (35mm equiv.)

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