Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Apostles

Statues of the apostles, church of Santa Maria Assunta, Cannaregio, Venice
Statues of the apostles, church of Santa Maria Assunta, known as “I Gesuiti
Campo dei Gesuiti, Cannaregio
Venice, September 2013

“The façade is as overpopulated as you'd expect from a Baroque church in Venice. It is said to be the work of Giovanni Battista Fattoretto, probably to an original design by Rossi. On the first level there are statues of the apostles who witnessed the Assumption of the Virgin, by various sculptors. The Virgin passing into Heaven, with angels with robes billowing in the wind above the pediment, are by Giuseppe Torretti.”
(Gesuiti, The Churches of Venice)

1 comment:

Dina said...

Love their no-nonsense halos.