- Use for traveling or seasonal amusement enterprises, consisting of sideshows, games of chance, rides, and other similar entertainments. For the festive period of balls, masquerades, parades, and general revelry held in the pre-Lenten season, use "Carnival (pre-Lenten festival)." [October 1994 related term added; alternate term changed, was 'carnival'; scope note changed. May 1991 alternate term added.]
- Artistic device holding up human folly and vice to scorn, derision, or ridicule. [November 1994 scope note added; related term added; alternate term added. May 1994 related term added.]
- Use for related publications issued successively, especially those bearing a collective as well as an individual title; and, in the visual arts, for groups of works by a single artist having a specific and purposeful relation among the works. [March 1993 descriptor changed, was 'series'; alternate term added; descriptor moved. January 1991 scope note added.]
Please use this image credit line: Open Access Image from the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University
(photo: R. Lee)
Francisco de Goya,
Rejoice, Carnival, for Tomorrow Thou Wilt Be Ashes [Carnival Folly] (Alegrias Antruejo, que Mañana Seras Ceniza [Disparate de Carnabal]),
From The Proverbs (Los Proverbios; Los Disparates).
Etching and aquatint.
DAC accession number 1949.D3.7.14.
Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1949.
Open Access Image from the Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University
(photo: R. Lee)
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