Venetian Mask

The citizens of Venice developed a unique culture in which the concealing of the identity in daily life became paramount to daily activity. The practice of wearing masks for disguise reached its peak in the 18th Century, when Venetians of different social classes used the Carnival as an excuse to free themselves from judging neighbors, a  way to remain incognito, and to transgress social classes seeking anonymity for promiscuity, gambling, and other illicit behaviors.



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