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'Wheel of Fortune' by Kev Butters, artist of 'Casanova in Paris: The Shadows of the King' - an online graphic novel created by Kev Butters and Dave Thompson. Paris, Religion, The Libertines, Enlightenment, Great Love, Old Things, Wheel Of Fortune, Graphic Novel, Myths
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'Wheel of Fortune' by Kev Butters, artist of 'Casanova in Paris: The Shadows of the King' - an online graphic novel created by Kev Butters and Dave Thompson.
Interior of the San Samuele playhouse where Casanova's mother performed.  Theatre very much shaped who Casanova was and his perspective of the world and the people in it.
Interior of the San Samuele playhouse where Casanova's mother performed. Theatre very much shaped who Casanova was and his perspective of the world and the people in it.
Palazzo Bragadin.  What strikes any reader of Casanova's life is its improbability and theatricality.  After a chance encounter with Senator Matteo Giovanni Bragadin Casanova, at the age of 21, ended up saving the life of the senator - transforming his own fortunes into the bargain. Venice, Veneto, Venetian, Italia, Giovanni, Theatre, Europe
Palazzo Bragadin. What strikes any reader of Casanova's life is its improbability and theatricality. After a chance encounter with Senator Matteo Giovanni Bragadin Casanova, at the age of 21, ended up saving the life of the senator - transforming his own fortunes into the bargain.
A life of the improbable and theatrical.  Casanova commissioned a nude portrait of the thirteen year-old sister ("a pretty, ragged, dirty, little creature") of a common prostitute which ended up, along with the sister, in the hands of Louis XV. Baroque, Statue, Wicked, Portrait, Portraits, Paul, Famous Portraits, Francois, Century
Portrait of Marie-Louise O'Murphy, François Boucher 1751
A life of the improbable and theatrical. Casanova commissioned a nude portrait of the thirteen year-old sister ("a pretty, ragged, dirty, little creature") of a common prostitute which ended up, along with the sister, in the hands of Louis XV.
A life of the improbable and theatrical.  Santa Maria degli Angeli (Murano), the convent at which were enrolled the two nuns with whom de Bernis and Casanova were having affairs. Architecture, Giacomo Casanova, Convent, Muri, Notre Dame, Landmarks
Santa Maria degli Angeli, Murano - Wikipedia
A life of the improbable and theatrical. Santa Maria degli Angeli (Murano), the convent at which were enrolled the two nuns with whom de Bernis and Casanova were having affairs.
A life of the improbable and theatrical. In 1753, Casanova’s love affair with a girl packed off to a Venetian convent for safe-keeping lead him to a ménage a quatre involving the French ambassador,  Abbe’ de Bernis. De Bernis shortly thereafter was promoted to foreign secretary and was to be Casanova’s protector in Paris. People, Pierre, 18th Century, 18th Century Fashion, Fine Art, Giclee, Fine Art Prints
A life of the improbable and theatrical. In 1753, Casanova’s love affair with a girl packed off to a Venetian convent for safe-keeping lead him to a ménage a quatre involving the French ambassador, Abbe’ de Bernis. De Bernis shortly thereafter was promoted to foreign secretary and was to be Casanova’s protector in Paris.
A life of the improbable and theatrical.  Casanova was the first man ever to escape from the prison of the Venetian Inquisition, becoming something of a celebrity throughout Europe as a result.  Moreover, during his escape, he ended up staying overnight at the home of the local police chief who was out hunting for him. Italy, Places, Travel, Real Life, Palace, Doges Palace, Prison, Doge
A life of the improbable and theatrical. Casanova was the first man ever to escape from the prison of the Venetian Inquisition, becoming something of a celebrity throughout Europe as a result. Moreover, during his escape, he ended up staying overnight at the home of the local police chief who was out hunting for him.
A life of the improbable and theatrical.  On 5th January, 1757, he arrived in Paris on the day of an assassination attempt upon the king and was present some months later at the assassin’s execution. History, King, Films, Robert, Louis, Marie Antionette, Famous Artists, Assassin
Robert-François Damiens - Wikipedia
A life of the improbable and theatrical. On 5th January, 1757, he arrived in Paris on the day of an assassination attempt upon the king and was present some months later at the assassin’s execution.
A life of the improbable and theatrical. In 1757 Casanova was instrumental in the establishment of what was, up to that date, the largest lottery in the history of Europe and made himself one of the swiftest fortunes in the eighteenth century. Darth Vader, Instrumental, Mid Century, Theatrical, Parisians
A life of the improbable and theatrical. In 1757 Casanova was instrumental in the establishment of what was, up to that date, the largest lottery in the history of Europe and made himself one of the swiftest fortunes in the eighteenth century.
The cabbalistic tree of life.  Casanova’s upbringing, steeped in the theatre and the theatricality and exoticism of Venice allowed him to embrace what was extraordinary or unconventional.  He was, for instance, a genuine believer in the cabbala and its powers of mystical revelation. Art, Sacred Geometry, Symbols, Sacred, Occult, Magick, Esoteric, Kabbalah, Structure Of The Universe
Kabbalistic / Qabalistic Tree of Life (Sefirot) Diagrams
The cabbalistic tree of life. Casanova’s upbringing, steeped in the theatre and the theatricality and exoticism of Venice allowed him to embrace what was extraordinary or unconventional. He was, for instance, a genuine believer in the cabbala and its powers of mystical revelation.
Frederick Louis (1707–1751), Prince of Wales.  One of the reputed lovers of Casanova's mother Zanetta Farussi.  She was widowed at twenty-six and to help support her family exchanged favours with men of rank and quality, a not uncommon practice amongst the actresses of the time. Wales, Hannover, Rococo, Prince Of Wales, Queen Of England, Frederick, King George Ii, Elizabeth Queen Of England
Frederick Louis (1707–1751), Prince of Wales | Art UK
Frederick Louis (1707–1751), Prince of Wales. One of the reputed lovers of Casanova's mother Zanetta Farussi. She was widowed at twenty-six and to help support her family exchanged favours with men of rank and quality, a not uncommon practice amongst the actresses of the time.
A masked candle snuffer. Ideas, Fantasy Art, Charles Dickens, Drama Ideas, Candle Snuffer, Drama
The History of Theatre According to Dr Jack
A masked candle snuffer.
Piazza San Marco with the Basilica, by Canaletto, 1730.   Venice was the tourist capital of Europe, with a theatre in almost every parish, with its carnivale, its never-ending festivals (religious and secular), its balls, its masks, its concerts, its operas, its casinos, its magnificent and sumptuous palazzos. Around The World Trips, Country, Design, Rv, Ferry Building San Francisco, Scenic, Google Street View, Paris Skyline
Canaletto - Wikipedia
Piazza San Marco with the Basilica, by Canaletto, 1730. Venice was the tourist capital of Europe, with a theatre in almost every parish, with its carnivale, its never-ending festivals (religious and secular), its balls, its masks, its concerts, its operas, its casinos, its magnificent and sumptuous palazzos.
Canaletto - Bucentaur's return to the pier by the Palazzo Ducale. Durham, Rome, Canaletto, San Marco
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Canaletto - Bucentaur's return to the pier by the Palazzo Ducale.
Masked ball ('The Ridotto in Venice' - Pietro Longhi). Opera, Commedia Dell’arte, Baroque Painting, Carnevale, The Duchess Of Devonshire
Masks of the Masquerade
Masked ball ('The Ridotto in Venice' - Pietro Longhi).