Beautiful and mysterious Venice is always associated with the canals, gondolas and, first of all, its traditional carnival. It is the carnival that has inspired Maria Knyazeva to create a picture of the same name. The compositional centre of the canvas is formed by the figures of two young girls having hoop skirts and masks on. They are traditional participants of the majestic performance, where everybody plays their roles. It does not matter what time or country they are from, or if it is just a fantasy of the artist. The only thing we want is to look at this canvas and enjoy the enchanting action of the fairy tale, coming true.