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GIOCHI DI CARTE
Card Games, the eternal seduction

Venitians are well known for their love for gambling.

Here is a Carnival scene taken from one of Carlo Goldoni's comedies: "Le Donne Gelose" (the Jealous Women).

Typical representation of a reunion in late 18th century, everybody wearing a mask, most often the typical bauta, engaged in a conversation, playing cards, and on goes the eternal game of seduction.

 
Engraving by Giovanni de Pian: highlights from Carlo Goldoni's play "Le Donne Gelose" - 1791
Giovanni de Pian: highlights from Carlo Goldoni's play "Le Donne Gelose" - (1791)
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