Masquerade Ball was a popular tradition in 15th century. Being a part of the carnival’s seasons in Venice, its popularity grew as it also became the part of various functions, parties and royal marriages. Artist have portrayed such masquerade ball in his painting in which two ladies are wearing masks, as the masks were preferred in such parties. In old times, masquerade mainly featured the couple dancing but gradually as the function became more and more public, the changes happened in the festival. The masks came as a part of the game in which the guest would come with a mask and the hosts would try to recognize them. It was kind of party-game which are played today. In the depiction, the displayed ladies are […]
Recently sold for around $179.3 million in an auction held by Christie’s, making it the most expensive painting by Pablo Picasso and also a record price for a painting at any auction. It is the final painting in a painting series called ‘Les Femmes d’Alger‘ which consists 15 paintings in total. This is the ‘Version O’ painting.