XVIII век как зеркало других. XVIII век в зеркале других эпох
The world of images and objects of carnivals of Western Europe, especially the Venetian, entered the XVII century into Russian life and culture. He has become an integral part of this life: first for the noble society and then for different walks of life and laid the foundation for the concept of Venice in Russia. However, the disappearance of one of his items (a female mask) from everyday life led to a loss of understanding of the images and meanings associated with him, including the Venetian text “Eugene Onegin” by A. Pushkin and description of Pietro Longa's painting by Russian writer and art critic Pavel Muratov . An analysis of Italian and French painting, drama and theater of the 18th century and their introduction into Russian culture 18th - 19th centures allows us to restore these "elusive images."