Deserved and extended is the fame of the hypnotic Venice Carnival, whose celebrations will be carried out between the 26th of January and 12th of February of this year 2013 (http://www.carnevale.venezia.it/programma.php?slang=en). The Carnival has a solid and unforgettable reputation that lies on literature and art, having created an indelible image of the Venetian Carnival frequently associated to the world of hermeticism, mystery and gloom. Its into that world of the night where the hieratic, fascinating and unsettling Venetian masks seem to take us through a slow dance that seems to push everyone to the limit between life and death, wake from sleep, liquid from solid, the language of silence.
However, the aim of the organizers for this year is to link the Venetian Carnival with the unique tradition of paintings schools and master painters that the Republic of Venice has been producing since the Renaissance. The colours therefore will be the main protagonists in this edition, although they probably are in most editions yet not in the same frame as they will this year. They will unfold their subjective, physical, symbolical and metaphorical dimensions to create a multiple image that will faithfully represent in essence the broadness of the costumes and manifestations of human nature, as well as the fruitful and joyous multiculturalism that has traditionally characterized Venice.
This same intention will be all over the programme of cultural activities and festivals, such as the concert on the 11th of February in the magnificent Palazzo Rezzonico, dedicated to the musical colours from Baroque to new Baroque. At the same time, the Veneto Institute of Science, Literature and Art will organize a film cycle until the 12th of February under the seductive title Voyage through the colours of film. On the 11th of February, the Peggy Guggenheim Museum, which will offer free guided tours during the Carnival, will open its doors from 10pm, and the main theme of its exhibitions will be colour and its appliance in historical avant-garde art. Also, you can enjoy an exhibition on fashion history at the Palazzo Zen, which will have plenty of old costumes and even a selection of historical carnival costumes.
Lastly, from the 2nd to the 12th of February, the Piazza San Marco will be temporarily taken over by the spectacular stage of the Grand Theatre, which will present a continuous programme of shows from 11am until 11pm. Theatre, music and DJs will take over the stage on the 11th and 12th of February respectively, followed by a competition to find the most beautiful mask of the carnival and ending with the Carnival awards ceremony.
If you rent apartments in Venice city , immerse yourself in the ocean of colours that the Carnival aspires to be, even more so this year. Remember that the true meaning of the word person might be found in the masks themselves.