Wide view of Venice: Piazza San Marco - Riva degli Schiavoni

Ciarlatani in Piazzetta

by Gabriele Bella - 1730-1799

Gabriele Bella: "Ciarlatani in Piazzetta" - oil on canvas (ca. 1799-1792)
Gabriele Bella: "Ciarlatani in Piazzetta" (Charlatans in the Piazzetta) - oil on canvas (ca. 1799-1792)
Pinacoteca Querini Stampalia, Venezia

Saint Mark's Square, the only really open space in Venice, during Carnival time: we can tell from the masks.

There is a little bit of everything: from charlatans (or politicians?) on high platforms, to two open theatre stages.

We can recognize some Harlequin and a Doctor on the right stage and two(!) women on the left stage with a guitarist that plays.

And a Puppet Show just on the left of this stage, and people going around to fix new areas. A microcosm: XIX century coming up.

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