Monday, October 14, 2013

Inside San Stae

Interior of the church of San Stae, Grand Canal, Venice
Interior of the church of San Stae (Saint Eustachius)
Campo di San Stae, Santa Croce
Venice, September 2013

“Giovanni Grassi's late-17th-century interior reveals the clear influence of Palladio. In the church you can admire important works by Nicolò Bambini, Giuseppe Camerata and Antonio Balestra. These works include such absolute masterpieces as The Martyrdom of St. Bartholomew by the young Giambattista Tiepolo, The Martyrdom of St. James by Giambattista Piazzetta and The Liberation of St. Peter by Sebastiano Ricci. In the Sacristy there are also some interesting works such as Pietro Vecchia's Dead Christ and Giambattista Pittoni's Trajan ordering St. Eustache to adore Pagan Idols.”
(San Stae Church, Venice Connected)

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