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San Pietro di Castello - Venice, Italy   Vendramin Chapel     When sculpture is in bas-relief; that is, carved half or less than half depth, the temptation is simply to stand in front of it and look at it like a painting. However, it took real artistic skill to make these figures seem to tumble off a flat marble backdrop. Their agitated movement, combined with the dense and complex decorative scheme of the architectural details are quintessential characteristics of the Baroque.

San Pietro di Castello - Venice, Italy Vendramin Chapel When sculpture is in bas-relief; that is, carved half or less than half depth, the temptation is simply to stand in front of it and look at it like a painting. However, it took real artistic skill to make these figures seem to tumble off a flat marble backdrop. Their agitated movement, combined with the dense and complex decorative scheme of the architectural details are quintessential characteristics of the Baroque.

St. Peter's Basilica - Vatican City © Copyright 2013 Francisco Aragão © ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Use without permission is illegal.

Peter's Basilica - Vatican City, Rome, Italy - you need sometime to absorb the architecture and art placed in this beautiful historical landmark!

Val di Funes, Dolomites, Italy

Val di Funes, Italy (by SalvadoriArte) This is my "Happy place!

Church of the Gesu, Casa Professa, Palermo,Sicily, Italy

Incredible carvings and details highlight the arches at the Church of the Gesu, Casa Professa, Palermo, Sicily, Italy.

Alvise Mocenigo II  Monument - Church of San Lazzaro dei Mendicanti - Venice, Italy - From here Venetians take ther last ride. - This heroic monument is dedicated to the elected ‘Capitano Generale da Mar’ Alvise Mocenigo II (b. 1583 - d. Crete 1654) who defended Crete against the Turks in an epic battle of civilizations that lasted from 1645-1669.  Mocenigo is seen in the center here, dressed as a sea captain.  In 1644 the Knights of Malta attacked a Turkish convoy and took .........

Alvise Mocenigo II Monument - Church of San Lazzaro dei Mendicanti - Venice, Italy - From here Venetians take ther last ride. - This heroic monument is dedicated to the elected ‘Capitano Generale da Mar’ Alvise Mocenigo II (b. 1583 - d. Crete 1654) who defended Crete against the Turks in an epic battle of civilizations that lasted from 1645-1669. Mocenigo is seen in the center here, dressed as a sea captain. In 1644 the Knights of Malta attacked a Turkish convoy and took .........

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Corso Vittorio Emanuele - Milano

Corso Vittorio Emanuele - Milano

'Pala d'Oro'  - Dodge Ordelaffo Falier - Empress Irene -- San Marco & Piazza, Venice, Italy - A seated Christ is surrounded by four evangelists – each writing his own gospel. Immediately above Christ the throne of the last judgment. In the three panels below: Dodge Ordelaffo Falier, Mary and Empress Irene. The head of the Doge is a replacement before the Fourth Crusade when in Constaninople the figure was likely the head of Empress Irene’s husband.

'Pala d'Oro' - Dodge Ordelaffo Falier - Empress Irene -- San Marco & Piazza, Venice, Italy - A seated Christ is surrounded by four evangelists – each writing his own gospel. Immediately above Christ the throne of the last judgment. In the three panels below: Dodge Ordelaffo Falier, Mary and Empress Irene. The head of the Doge is a replacement before the Fourth Crusade when in Constaninople the figure was likely the head of Empress Irene’s husband.

Venice, Italy, Europe

Piazza San Marco (St Mark's Square) Venice, Italy But I want to see it without pigeons. I wonder if that is possible.

Beautiful Venice, Italy

Beautiful Venice, Italy where the roads are made of water. It's the only place I've been which felt like a painting at every angle.

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