Masquerade ©

jansnow

Woodland Hills, United States

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The idea of a Masked Ball or party goes back to late medieval court life, originally designed to celebrate a marriage or mark a point in a royal dynasty.

The guests would wear both a costume and their masquerade mask, and, as you can imagine, the anonymity this provided to a class that were governed by the strictest etiquette and constricting rules of behavior was irresistible..

Masquerade balls grew into semi public events by the time of the Renaissance, enabling ( in theory..)the nobleman and the servant to interact, under the cloak of disguise – their popularity was very much about the freedom wearing a mask gave you..

The intricate and exquisite masquerade masks were set against the backdrop of the time, with all its stunning Renaissance architecture and art, just an incredibly creative time when Beauty was paramount in everything, and creativity and innovation was everywhere

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