Carnival



22 February

Carnival is a festive season usually celebrated in February, involving public parades, parties and balls, where people dress up in costumes or masquerade. Carnival is traditionally held in Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox countries, although variations like Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day are celebrated in other countries as well.

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    View of snow drifts during the Carnival in Moscow. Lithograph; 18th-19th century.

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    Publicity poster for Theatre San Samuele, Carnival in Venice. Etching; 1758.

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    A Venetian masked ball. Canvas; 19th century.

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    Frank Beatty: "Masks Off: A false front builds no records. Let's be real". USA, 1929. Colour lithograph, 112 x 92cm.

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    Masks for Lent procession; painted wood. From Imst,Tyrol.

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    Masks for Lent procession; painted wood. From Imst,Tyrol.

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    The Masquerade (Mummerei). Three women and three men in a round dance; outside the circle of dancers are masks; the mask on the left with hat and chain is Freydal. On the balcony is Mary of Burgundy with court ladies and the fool. Illustration of Freydal. Undated. Woodcut, 223 x 243mm.

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    The Ridotto: masquerade scene 1788 Canvas

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    Fight between Carnival and Lent. Oil on oakwood (1559) 118 x 164.5 cm Cat. 45, Inv. 1016

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    Fight between Carnival and Lent. Detail of 40-02-03/3 Oil on oakwood (1559) Overall size 118 x 164.5 cm Cat. 45, Inv. 1016

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    Fight between Carnival and Lent. Detail of 40-02-03/3 Oil on oakwood (1559) Overall size 118 x 164.5 cm Cat. 45, Inv. 1016

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    Fight between Carnival and Lent. Detail of 40-02-03/3 Oil on oakwood (1559) Overall size 118 x 164.5 cm Cat. 45, Inv. 1016

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    Fight between Carnival and Lent. Detail of 40-02-03/3 Oil on oakwood (1559) Overall size 118 x 164.5 cm Cat. 45, Inv. 1016

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    Fight between Carnival and Lent. Detail of 40-02-03/3 Oil on oakwood (1559) Overall size 118 x 164.5 cm Cat. 45, Inv. 1016

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    Fight between Carnival and Lent. Detail of 40-02-03/3 Oil on oakwood (1559) Overall size 118 x 164.5 cm Cat. 45, Inv. 1016

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    Fight between Carnival and Lent. Detail of 40-02-03/3 Oil on oakwood (1559) Overall size 118 x 164.5 cm Cat. 45, Inv. 1016

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    Fight between Carnival and Lent. Detail of 40-02-03/3 Oil on oakwood (1559) Overall size 118 x 164.5 cm Cat. 45, Inv. 1016

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    Carnival in Rome, around 1650 Canvas, 42,5 x 51,5 cm Inv. 9149

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    Fete des enfants le jour du Mardi-gras Childrens' carnival entertainment on Shrove-Tuesday. Wood,27 x 27 cm RF 3973

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    The Burial of the Sardine (a carnival procession)1793. Painted without commission and given to the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando,Madrid. Wood.

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    Le carnaval des rues de Paris - Carnival in the streets of Paris,1757 Canvas,65 x 82 cm

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    Roman Carnival,1653 Canvas,68 x 50 cm

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    Carnival Scene. Oil on canvas (1745-1750) 80.5 x 110.5 cm RF 1938-100

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    Il Ridotto, 1757/60 Canvas, 62,5 x 51 cm

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