#Repost @baroque_princess • • • • • METASTASIO'S JOKES Metastasio (Pietro Trapassi) was a famous liberettist, poet, Farinelli's "caro gemello" ("dear twin") and his closest friend. Farinelli and Metastasio wrote to each other frequently - especially because they lived so far away. Metastasio spent most of his life in Vienna while Farinelli lived for many years in Madrid. They wrote about how they felt, what's new in their life and talked about music a lot too. Their conversations were also filled with jokes and some irony. Once Farinelli - who took care of the theatre in Madrid (as a minister of entertainments) - asked Metastasio if he could adapt his librettos to the Spanish audiences. Pietro wasn't too happy about that - he wrote: "Is there any tyrant from Syracuse or Agrigento who knows how to torment a poor gentleman as you torment me for an opera? And should I not call you a sea monster! I begin to suspect that you're pregnant, because this is never a masculine longing." When Carlo nicely asked for the same thing again Metastasio replied with: "I've already circumcised the first act of Alessandro. Oh, what a butchery! I cut 266 verses and three arias. Dear twin, this thankless job is done only for you. To make oneself an eunuch with one's own hand is a sacrifice with few precedents." Pietro joked about castration and eunuchs quite often. Even though we can't say what Farinelli thought about these jokes (because he was an eunuch) I wouldn't say he was offended - he knew his friend and his silly jokes too well for that. (I can talk about Metastasio's jokes more in the future if you'd like that!!😂💖 So here's a little study of Carlo's hair that I did- hope you like it. And yes - I wasn't planning to post it 😂 And I also really like that silly expression of Carlo 😂) #farinelli #broschi #castrato #castrati #art #sketchbook #wat#watercolor> #watercolours #watercolorart #myart #baroque #opera #18century #artist #instaart #artwork #eunuch #watercolor #myartwork #artstudy #paint #18thcentury #portrait #bp_farinelli #metastasio
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It's a repost but I really like that piece anc the quote is so true, especially today that I quit my job to go live new adventures and hopefully to live from what I love : calligraphy and lettering. There's still so much work to be done but I think it's worth it! ! --- Supplies: Winsor & Newton watercolors and prismacolor brushpens on Strathmore watercolor paper --- #calligraphy #calligraphie #calligraphypractice #calligraphyart #let#lettering/a> #mod#moderncalligraphy #lettering #handlettering #wat#watercolorigraphy #watercolors #watercolor #watercolorpainting #etsy #etsyseller #art #typ#typeers #drawing #communityovercompetition #goodtype #thedailytype #type #typography #moderncalligraphy #brushlettering #flourishing #doodle #create #giraffe #painting #newlife
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