The Venice Carnival is still the traditional one made by masks. This month the selected mask is “Lady” music.
It comes in a sweet and soft dance along with sheet musics, which are nothing but French sonnets that celebrate Carnival and other masks, as Pantalone, Colombina, Pierrot and Arlecchino. A pre-revolution French sonnet is the back cover for the first fake evidence of the Florentine paternity of eyeglasses, made by Manni, 1743.
Top layer: Cavalleria Rusticana, an original copy signed Pietro Mascagni.
Top left: a print representing the three italian comedy masks.