A kissing masquerade by Luigi Scattina

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Let’s celebrate Saint Valentine’s day and prepare for Carnival at the same time, with the kisses, masks, costumes and loving gazes in this series of illustrated postcards from the mid-1920s.

Their author, Tuscan illustrator Luigi Scattina (1897-1962), was also a renowned painter and graphic designer, and is remembered to this day for a collection of engravings portraying the city of Siena, which enjoyed great success in the early 1930s.

Happy Saint Valentine’s to all our lovely readers (and to the population of Terni, which has chosen Valentine as its patron saint!).

February 14, 2019