Sunday, September 29, 2013

San Stae

Church of San Stae, Campo di San Stae, Santa Croce, Venice
Church of San Stae (Saint Eustachius) seen from the Grand Canal
Campo di San Stae, Santa Croce
Venice, September 2013

“An aficionado of Venetian light, English painter William Turner loved painting the sun-washed Palladian exterior of this church, with its facade dotted by statues of angels and cardinal virtues. You can see what a painter obsessed with light effects might admire in this church: for all its gleaming white classical grandeur, it retains a languid seaside air, with early-morning lagoon mists that collect mystically around its base.”
(Chiesa di San Stae, Lonely Planet)