Thursday, September 19, 2013

Santa Maria Zobenigo

Façade of Santa Maria del Giglio, St. Mary of the Lily, Santa Maria Zobenigo, Campo Santa Maria Zobenigo, Venice
Façade of the church of Santa Maria del Giglio (St. Mary of the Lily)
Known as Santa Maria Zobenigo, Campo Santa Maria Zobenigo
Venice, September 2013

“This church was built in the second half of the seventeenth century by Giuseppe Benoni; the façade is the work of Giuseppe Sardi.Antonio Barbaro left detailed instructions in his will for the design, building and financing of this church, which was intended to glorify the generosity of the donor and his family. The themes represented on the richly decorated façade are profane and, indeed, war-like, with little relation to the religious function of a church.”
(Façade of Santa Maria del Giglio, World Heritage Center)

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