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Carnival In Venice
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Carnival in Venice (1998)

Dispersion Paint and Balloon Rubber on Watercolour-Paper
40 x 52 cm

©kurz/balloon-painting
Original painting in private property

 

»It was toward the close of the fifth or sixth month of his seclusion, and while the pestilence raged most furiously abroad, that the Prince Prospero entertained his thousand friends at a masked ball of the most unusual magnificence. [...] It was his own guiding taste which had given character to the masqueraders. Be sure they were grotesque. There were much glare and glitter and piquancy and phantasm — much of what has been since seen in Hernani. There were arabesque figures with unsuited limbs and appointments. There were delirious fancies such as the madman fashions. There were much of the beautiful, much of the wanton, much of the bizarre, something of the terrible, and not a little of that which might have excited disgust.«

 

E. A. Poe
The Masque Of The Red Death

 

 

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