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Google translation

Carnival tables

After receiving the ambassadors in the hall of the College of the ducal palace, the Doge offers a lunch in the so-called Banquet room. Many characters have covered the face of the Bauta, the white mask worn during the Carnival.
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The Doge of Venice
offers lunch
ambassadors
INV 20801

Francesco GUARDI

Venice, 1712 - Venice, 1793
Denon 1st floor
Venetian party room 23
This table is part of \ a series of twelve evoking feasts organized in 1763 during the \ election of Doge Alvise IV Mocenigo (1763-1778), which is perhaps the \ origin of their order. Guardi painted the ceremonies that took place in May 1763 and the celebrations that followed at various times of the \ year. The series was probably painted between 1775 and 1780 \ 's engravings of Giambattista Brustolon made from 1766 on drawings by Canaletto. The two missing paintings were sent in 1802 to the museums of Brussels and Grenoble. ww.louvre.fr
The Bible says there is "a time to laugh [...] and a time to pounce. "(Ecclesiastes 3: 4). The Hebrew word for "laughter" can also be translated as "celebrate". There is nothing wrong with having fun well, be happy and rejoice. - 1 Samuel 18: 6, Ecclesiastes 3:22, 9: 7.

The festivities in honor of Bacchus were
the type of model orgy.

Christians are called to "walk decently, not in orgies. "(Romans 13:13). The word komos appears three times in the Greek Scriptures, always in a negative sense (see also Galatians 5: 21 and 1 Peter 4: 3).
Carnival scene,
The Minuet or
RF 1938-100

Giandomenico TIEPOLO

Venice, 1727
Denon first floor
Tiepolo room 25
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For L \ 'stripper teeth (RF 1938-99). Formerly attributed to Giambattista Tiepolo. Was in the collection of Count Francesco Algarotti, in Venice, in 1765, then in that of Princess Mathilde Bonaparte.
The festivities in honor of Bacchus were the uniform orgy. The Greeks called komo s entertainment or the performance by a group of people wearing the sacred phallus and singing lyric poems komos The word comes from Comus, the god of the banquet. Hence the name given to these Komast licentious orgies. It has established similarities between the Bacchanalia and carnival celebrations.
And the resemblance is such that a worshiper of Bacchus today would be no way out of place in Venice or Rio.
See also
Dionysus and the seasons





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