Sunday, February 17, 2013

San Moisè

Church of San Moisè, San Marco, Venice
Church of San Moisè (Saint Moses)
San Marco, Venice, September 2012

“An old church from the 8th Century, later restored several times. The final façade was only built in 1668 to a design by Alessandro Tremignon, paid for by the Fini family. San Moisè has a magnificent Baroque style and its massive overloaded façade full of statues and busts. One is particularly obvious: the big bust by the sculptor Heinrich Meyring depicting Vincenzo Fini, placed on an obelisk above the portal. The nineteenth-century English writer and art critic John Ruskin described it as the most ungainly church in Venice.”
(Venice ant its Lagoon, World Heritage)

5 comments:

Revrunner said...

Art critics. Arrgh!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Always fascinated with the details !

Dina said...

It is always funny for me to hear Hebrew Bible heroes with the title Saint.
But glad St. Moses has such an old church.

Changes in the wind said...

beautiful....

cieldequimper said...

Ungainly it might be, I think it's beautiful!