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July 4 2024

Harlequin Mask sunglasses

The most colorful and cheerful time of the year has come. To celebrate the Venice Carnival, we created a unique model of glasses-mask dedicated to Harlequin, the most famous and beloved character of the Venetian commedia dell'arte.

A mask originally from Bergamo, Harlequin became famous in 1745 thanks to Carlo Goldoni, who made him the protagonist of "The Servant of Two Masters" associating him inextricably with commedia d'arte and Venetian culture. In tradition, Harlequin represents a foolish and bungling servant who gets crafty for his own gain. Identifying him are his famous multicolored patch costume, a symbol of poverty and humble origins, and a black mask with a red protuberance representing the horns of a devil. It is precisely these symbols that our eyeglass model is meant to pay homage to.

In tradition, Harlequin represents a foolish and bungling servant who gets crafty for his own gain. Identifying him are his famous multicolored patch costume, a symbol of poverty and humble origins, and a black mask with a red protuberance representing the horns of a devil. It is precisely these symbols that our eyeglass model is meant to pay homage to.

In 1947 Giorgio Strehler staged Goldoni's comedy at the Piccolo Teatro in Milan, with Ferruccio Soleri masterful as Harlequin. Even today, this play remains among the most representative of Italian theater in the world.

Where we are

S. Marco Frezzeria 1280, Lido di Venezia, Italy
S. Marco Frezzeria 1280
Venezia, Italy
Gran Viale 61, Lido di Venezia, Italy
Gran Viale 61,
Lido di Venezia, Italy
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