How can one not succumb to the charm of Venetian masks and to the world’s most elegant Carnival? For a taste of its atmosphere, visit the artisan atelier in Dorsoduro Ca’ Macana which, since 1984, a time of renaissance for the Venetian Carnival, has been creating traditional and artistic papier-mâché masks, entirely handmade by using plaster casts and decorated with various materials. Respect for tradition, along with ongoing research into new forms, have made these masks famous all over the world and chosen by fashion designers and many major theatre and filmmaking productions, including Casanova by Lasse Hallström and Eyes Wide Shut by Kubrick.
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Ottana (NU)Folk Traditions
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The artistry and love of the art of Neapolitan nativity scene-making has been handed down from father to son. Marco Ferrigno has inherited his father Giuseppe’s talent and skills, while cultivating his own style. In addition to the restoration of original eighteenth and nineteenth-century statuettes, Ferrigno creates objects in terracotta, wood and S. Leucio silk, […]