Wednesday, April 16, 2014

San Luca Evangelista

Church of San Luca Evangelista, St Luke the Evangelist, Fondamenta della Chiesa, San Marco, Venice
Church of San Luca Evangelista (St Luke the Evangelist)
Fondamenta della Chiesa, San Marco
Venice, September 2013

“Originally built before 1072 by the Dandolo and Pizzamano families, the present church dates from a rebuilding in the mid 16th century. The collapse of part of the façade in 1827 created an urgent need for more rebuilding in 1832, by Sebastiano Santi, with further major work in 1881. Tucked away just North of Campo Manin, opposite a long-disused cinema, it's orangey pink on the outside and not entirely fascinating on the inside. An aisleless nave with deep apsidal chapels, there is a worse-for-wear Veronese, The Virgin Appearing in Glory to Saint Luke, over the high altar and a Palma Giovane, of course.”
(San Luca, The Churches of Venice)

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