Serenity ! Venice Carnival, from Tiepolo to Guardi
25 FEB 2017 - 25 JUN 2017
From February 25 to June 25 2017, the Cognacq-Jay Museum, located in the heart of the Marais area in Paris' 3rd arrondissement, invites you to Venice for a carnival!
During the 18th century, although it was facing a considerable decline in its political, economic and territorial power since the Renaissance, Venice experienced a golden age of culture. The City of the Doges, as if to ward off its decline which culminated in its surrender to Napoleon in 1797 after a millennium of independence, multiplies the festivals and celebrations that attract crowds from the whole of Europe.
Far from being pure idle entertainment, these festivities were a real staging of the Serene Republic, in a political and religious dimension. Venice devoted its attachment to Catholic worship as well as to aristocratic power through great rejoicing in the emblematic places of the city, from St. Mark's Square to the Grand Canal.
In parallel of the 2017 Venice Carnival, the Cognacq-Jay Museum brings to life the most important festivals of the City of the Doges through some sixty works by Tiepolo, Guardi, Canaletto or Longhi, lent by major French and international institutions.
8, rue Elzevir, 75008 Paris
Tuesday to Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm
For further information and to organize your visit, please contact our concierge team.
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