Pietro Longhi, 1702-1785, was a Venetian oil painter of contemporary scenes of life. Many of Pietro Longhi art show Venetians at play. Nearly half of the figures in his genre works are faceless, hidden behind Venetian Carnival masks. In some Pietro Longhi paintings, the insecure or naive posture and circumstance, the puppet-like delicacy of the persons, seem to suggest a satirical perspective of the artists. In numerous oil canvases of the 1750s and 1760s, Longhi depicted the upper class as masked figures engaging in various acts from gambling to flirting. -- The Copyright of Scripts is Reserved by Toperfect.