The incredibly bizzare "Carnivale" customs of Venice Italy spanning over 890 years are exposed in this essay. Amazing immoral and illegal activities hidden behind the stunning beauty of the world famous elegant Venetian Masks. The spelling of the word "bizzare" is the Italian/French old spelling for our word "Bizarre" .The truth of what the bi-yearly weeks-long custom was about in the midst of a law abiding and wealthy civil European city. What did the anonymity and veil provide the citizens of Venice and what of the strange narrative of allowing the different social classes to immorally mix and mingle incognito as its sole purpose? Why has it returned to Venice after being outlawed?
The breathtaking artisan and meaning of the characters and rituals of the Venetian Carnivale are such that cannot be matched by any other city in the world. Find out how it was eventually abolished and why it returned again in 1979 after 200 years! This little piece of haunting planetary history is nearly surreal. No one commonly knows of the odd covert and uncanny history and what went on under those exclusive splendid artisan masks of the "Carnivale" of Venice. This paper was very difficult to research due to the hundreds of years of mask character and style overlays and mix-matching throughout history. The essay is generously illustrated and colorful. It's worth a read. You won't be disappointed! 5.6mb
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A 20 page printable PDF Essay colorfully illustrated and heavily researched about the Secret Life of the Venetian Carnival.