Sunday, 11 February 2007

Palladio on water: San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice

Palladio's church of San Giorgio Maggiore, on its island, commands the views across the bacino of San Marco, from the Doge's Palace above, and below from the Dogana. The facade's superimposed temple fronts, along with its siblings at Il Redentore and San Francesco della Vigna, established a new tradition in the compositional representation of a church.

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