Venezia header - Riva degli Schiavoni

MASCHERE ACROBATICHE
(Acrobatic Masks)

Which puts together the transvestitism and the popular fun life of the circus.

Very interesting is the earlier form of ice skates, made for skating on the iced lagoon channels, thus giving us a good indication of the kind of weather it had to be expected in Venice during Carnival in those days.

Watercolor by Giovanni Grevembroch: "Uomo agile" - ski-like shoes
Giovanni Grevembroch: "Uomo agile"
watercolor - (18th century)

 

Watercolorby Giovanni Grevembroch: "Uomo agile" - walking poles
Giovanni Grevembroch: "Uomo agile"
watercolor - (18th century)
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