Bauta, by the artist Daniele Basso, belongs to the “Life Masks” project. A project that honors the city of Venice through the reinterpretation, with an ironic eye, of the most famous masks of the Venetian tradition. Clad in new meanings, between art and imagination, they help us think about the multiple folds of life, and smile of the thousand faces of ourselves. Each mask is interpreted in a deep and saturated shade of dark blue, which softens the folds of the shape: you must get closer to distinguish them. Similarly, you must get close to people who wear a mask, to unmask them!
Bauta is a mysterious mask that puts a spell on you with its enigmas. Today it stands for people who want to be alternative at all costs and think to affirm their selves by challenging everything beforehand. In reality they are nothing more than fashion-victims.