Venice Art Mask, Venice

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Venice Art was founded by Edmond Angoni, a local who lived in Italy, it employs 260 people to manually make 30,000 masks per year using the labour-intensive cartapesta technique, which uses glue-moistened sheets of paper to create the mask structure and relief. Ranging from simple models covering just the eyes, the most extravagant full-face masks are true works of art, incorporating various types of decoration, including painted scenes. The masks are popular at the Venice carnival celebrations, and are exported mainly to Italy, France, Greece, Japan, Canada and the USA. The workshop is also known for providing the masks for Stanley Kubrick's film Eyes Wide Shut. The factory shop can be visited by appointment and has hundreds of different designs at prices well below Venice levels, ranging from €20-150. You can ask to have a quick look at the work-floor too.
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  • There are many places to get all artistic in Venice, but this one is by far my favourite Great quality masks , and excellent customer service. Masks are handmade with great craftsmanship behind it...  more »
  • We visited this amazing store on 21 April 2019 - how to choose from such an incredible selection. The gentleman serving, offered great insight into the making of the masks all of which are one of a...  more »
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  • Even though we didn’t bougt a mask this time (we have a mask from this shop at home from our previous visit) we had the chance to look at the new collection and new creations. How gorgeous are all the masks! Thank you for your time and explanation about the new techniques that you are using.
  • Beautiful masks and they took the time to explain their craft :)

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