Venetian Artiquity is a new website created to offer the handcrafted Venetian masks of Sergio and Massimo Boldrin, of the world famous La Bottega dei Mascereri, to the online world.
Online PR News – 24-January-2012 – Grand Rapids, MN – The new Venetian Artiquity website was created after many requests from clients asking Sergio and Massimo Boldrin to make their famous Venetian masks available to order online. The Boldrin brothers work in their small shop, La Bottega dei Mascereri, located at the base of the Rialto Bridge in Venice, Italy. Until now, there was not a convenient method to order the masks of the most famous mask maker in Italy, on the internet.
There are very few true Venetian mask makers left in Venice, and La Bottega dei Mascereri is one of the few. Here they create and hand-paint their masquerade masks using a centuries old traditional technique. Their masquerade masks are known worldwide having been featured in Stanley Kubrick's film “Eyes Wide Shut”, and appear in many publications including Harper's Bazaar, Conde Nast Traveler, National Geographic Traveler, The NY Times, Frommer’s and many more.
A few of their specialty masks are: 'Eyes Wide Shut' masks and Commedia dell’ Arte theater masks including characters such as Arlecchino or Harlequin, Columbina, Pantalone, Zanni, Bauta and the Plague Doctor. They also offer the famous Moretta mask. They have character masks that range from poker cards, angels, devils, suns and moons, lions, jesters or jokers, Bacchus the Wine God, ballerinas and much more.
Sergio Boldrin is not only a master of painting masks, he is also a master of painting on canvas, being a well-established and well-exhibited Expressionist artist. His works have been shown worldwide in locations such as Milan, Rome, New York, Los Angeles, Barcelona, Paris, Berlin, Innsbruck, and during the Venice Biennale. His work has been shown alongside master artists such as Modigliani, Dali and Picasso.
In the words of Art Critic, Giorgio Pilla “Entering the world of Sergio Boldrin is like embarking on a journey into the subconscious, an adventure whose traces you recognize even though you haven’t the slightest idea where the road will lead.” Visit http://venetianartiquity.com/ to begin your journey into the mystique, charm and wonderment of Venice, Italy and into the world of Sergio Boldrin.