Docent Lecture: "Taking the Grand Tour with Casanova", by Carol Porter
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Giovanni Antonio Canal, called Canaletto, The Square of Saint Mark’s and the Piazzetta, ca. 1731. Oil on canvas, 26 × 40 1⁄2 in. (66 × 102.9 cm). Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut, The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund, 1947.2. Photograph: Allen Phillips / Wadsworth Atheneum
John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Theater
Casanova: The Seduction of Europe explores the eighteenth century across Europe through the eyes of one of its most colorful characters, Giacomo Casanova (1725–1798). Renowned in modern times for his amorous pursuits, Casanova lived not only in Italy but also in France and England, and his travels took him as far afield as the Ottoman Empire and to meet Catherine the Great in Saint Petersburg. Gathering together paintings, sculpture, works on paper, furnishings, porcelain, silver, and period costume, The Seduction of Europe will bring the visual wealth of Casanova’s world to life.
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