Masquerade under Louis XV by Alexander Benois

Since ancient times in Western Europe people liked to arrange masquerades with masks, with costumes. In France, the love for masquerades, for dressing up, dancing and festivities was especially great.

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Pond in the park by Alexander Benois

A lively, slightly frivolous picture. Before us is a park that surrounded the pond and closed it from prying eyes. A group of merry naked girls bathes in a pond.

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