Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Façade of the Madonna dell'Orto

Façade of the church of the Madonna dell'Orto, Campo della Madonna dell'Orto, Cannaregio, Venice
Façade of the church of the Madonna dell'Orto
Campo della Madonna dell'Orto, Cannaregio
Venice, September 2013

“The façade, built in 1460–1464, has sloping sides and is in brickwork, divided in three parts by two pilasters strips. The two side sections have quadruple mullioned windows, while the central has a large rose window. The portal is surmounted by a pointed arch with white stone decorations portraying, on the summit, St. Christopher, the Madonna and the Archangel Gabriel by Nicolò di Giovanni Fiorentino and Antonio Rizzo. Under is a tympanum, in porphyry, supported by circular pilaster strips. The whole is included into a porch with Corinthian columns. The upper central section is decorated by small arches and bas-reliefs with geometrical motifs. The upper sides have instead twelve niches each, containing statues of the Apostles. Five other Gothic niches are in the central section, with 18th-century statues representing Prudence, Charity, Faith, Hope and Temperance, taken from the demolished church of Santo Stefano.” (Madonna dell'Orto, Wikipedia)