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Venerdì Gnoccolare: Gnocchi, Carnevale, and Punchinello

The majority of Giambattista Tiepolo’s Punchinello drawings, on which I wrote my dissertation, depict Punchinelli celebrating venerdì gnoccolare, the carnival bacchanalia that takes place in Verona on the Friday before Ash Wednesday (see image).  The festivities and rituals of venerdì gnoccolar...

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