Sérénissime

IMG_4925Venice is a city that has always drawn me the same way that Paris does. Until June 25, 2017, you can virtually visit Venice during Carnaval at the musée Cognacq-Jay, a small but delightful museum in the Marais that always has engaging temporary exhibits.

IMG_4926In the 18th century, Venice had become marginal as a military power, but it compensated by becoming the center for celebrations for all of Europe. Through forty works of art, this exhibit brings to life what was going on in Venice based on four themes: music and dancing; opera and theatre; displays of power; and Carnaval’s contributions to Venice.

Visite de NapolÈon Ier ‡ Venise du 28 novembre au 8 dÈcembre 1807: EntrÈe de l'Empereur en gondole sur le Grand Canal- aprËs avoir ÈtÈ reÁu par le patriarche de Venise- le cortËge se rendant au palais des Procurateurs, passe sous l'arc de triompheSérénissime (say-ray-nee-seem) means “serene” when used in a title, such as son Altesse sérénissime, or “his Serene Highness.” It is also the nickname of Venice, alough I can’t imagine a less serene place to be than in Venice during Carnaval!

 

 

IMG_4928Venice Coloring Book for Adults

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About Patricia Gilbert

Patricia Gilbert is a French teacher. She's Canadian, lives in the United States, but dreams of living in France. Follow her on Instagram @Onequalitythefinest and on Twitter @1qualthefinest.
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