Saturday, 27 January 2007

Gothic versus Classic: two facades

As examples of epiphanic walls, neither of these two examples give too much away. Above, the facade of Sant' Antonio ('il Santo') in Padua, photographed on Good Friday, presents an austere brick face to the world which rehearses the basic theme of the interior. Softer in character San Trovaso (Santi Gervasio e Protasio) in Venice, photographed on Easter Sunday has a stucco surface on which to mark an harmonic geometrical composition.

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