We start this new section where every week a different picture will be showcased. Occasionally, there will be a second picture for you to identify.
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||San Polo||Picture of the Week 2010|
||Santa Croce||Picture of the Week 2011|
|Castello||San Marco||Picture of the Week 2012|
|Madonna della Misericordia
||Christmas in Venice||Picture of the Week 2013|
||Signs, Banners and Graffiti||Picture of the Week 2014|
|Cast in Stone
||External Links||Picture of the Week 2015|
|Summertime||Venice and the Eastern Mediterranean||Picture of the Week 2016|
|Most Serene Places||My Favorites||Picture of the Week 2017|
|Dorsoduro||Picture of the Week 2018|
a very low esteem for
the architecture of the High Renaissance and the Baroque, a sentiment that we do
not share at
aloverofvenice. Here is what he has to say about the
façade of the Ospedaletto and other buildings of the period that
he calls the Grotesque Renaissance:
About the Ospedaletto: "The most monstrous example of the Grotesque Renaissance which there is in Venice; the sculptures on its façade representing masses of diseased figures and swollen fruit."
"It is almost worth devoting an hour to the successive examination of five buildings, as illustrative of the last degradation of the Renaissance. S. Moisè is almost clumsy, S. Maria Zobenigo the most impious, S. Eustachio the most ridiculous, the Ospedaletto the most monstrous, and the head at S. Maria Formosa the most foul." (from "The Stones of Venice," volume III).