Venice – Dorsoduro – Guggenheim Museum, Salute, Zattere

Guggenheim and Salute Museum

Five minutes' walk from Accademia, za Campo San Vio, The unfinished Palazzo Venier dei Leoni rises, where the Guggenheim Museum is now located (IV-X nd., pn. iśr.-pt. 12.00-18.00, sb. 12.00-21.00; 5000L,sb. 18.00-21.00 Free entrance; only open occasionally in winter). This is a private museum, where the American collector Peggy Guggenheim lived by 30 years, until his death in the year 1979, consist of unusual, but mostly excellent works by her favorite modernist trends and artists. The Bird in Space and Brancusi's Teacher stand out, The Red Tower and the lovely poet De Chirico, Dressing up the bride of Max Ernst, sculptures by Laurens and Lipchitz, paintings by Malevich and collages by Schwitters.

Continuing along the Canal Grapde you will come to the Church of Santa Maria della Salute, called Salute for short (codz. 8.00-12.00 i 15.00-17.00). It was built in accordance with the Senate's decree of 22 X 1630, who ordered the erection of a new temple dedicated to Mary, if the city is freed from the plague that plagues it (then approx. 1/3 the people of Venice). Construction work began in the year 1631 designed by Baldessare Longheny, and ended in 1681, but the consecration of the church only took place 5 years before the architect's death, 9 XI 1687 year. Every year since then 21 The XI members of Signoria led a procession of thanksgiving for the health of the city (salute means health) on a specially assembled pontoon bridge from San Marco to Salute. The Salute celebration is an important date on the Venetian calendar to this day.

In year 1656 the collection of Titian's paintings from the decommissioned Church of Santo Spirito was transferred to Salute and now they are in the sacristy (small entrance fee). The most prominent of them is the altar painting of Saint Mark on the throne with i. Space, Damian, Sebastian and Roche (saints from the plague). Lighting and perspective underline the drama of Tintoretto's Mating in Cana scene also found here (1561), who placed portraits of many of his friends on it.

For Salute, at the farthest point of the peninsula formed by the Grand Canal and the Giudecca Canal, is situated in Dogana di Mare (the customs office), with established in the years 1676-82 Doric facade. The crowning of this structure, visible from a distance, is a golden ball signaling the direction of the wind, on which there is a figure symbolizing Justice (or Fortune).

Along the Zattere to San Sebastiano

The Zattere Boulevard stretches from Punta della Dogana to Stazione Marittima (Rafts”), which was initially the place of unloading of larger goods brought into Venice, and today it is a popular Sunday walking area. The most important monument on the boulevard is the church of Santa Maria del Rosario commonly known as the Gesuati, where it is worth seeing the paintings of Giambattista Tiepolo: three frescoes on the vault depicting Scenes from the life of St.. Dominic and the altar painting Madonna with three Dominican saints.

The street on the right behind the Gesuati leads to the largest gondola factory still in Venice, sąuero of San Trovaso, and then to the SanTrovaso Church. Venetian tradition continues, that this church was the only neutral ground for two rival groups of workers, Nicolotti i Castellani. Their mixed marriages and other celebrations were held here, but members of these groups had to use separate inputs. Because the church is big and dark, the pictures here, m.in. the last works of Tintoretto, Adoration of the Magi and the Expulsion of the vendors from the temple (on both sides of the altar), they are best seen in the morning.

Located right next to the Stazione Marittima church of San Sebastiano (irregular hours. opening) was built between 1505-1545. It was the parish church for Paolo Veronese, who is the author of most of the paintings here and was buried here. He was initially asked to perform the Coronation of the Virgin Mary and the Four Evangelists on the vault of the sacristy ,as well as Scenes from the life of St.. Esther on the vault of the main church. Then he painted the dome over the presbytery (it was later destroyed) i, with the help of his brother Benedetto, walls of the church and the choir of nuns. Last, in the sixties of the sixteenth century, the paintings around the main altar and the organ were created.

CaRezzonico i okolice

From San Sebastiano towards Canal Grande you go along Calle Avogaria and Calle Lunga San Barnaba to Campo San Barnaba, which is located near Ca ’Rezzonico, siedziby Museum of the Venetian eighteenth century (Museum of 18th century Venice; sb. and Mon-Thu. 10.00-16.00, nd. and holidays 9.00-12.30; 3000L). After taking over the building in 1934, The Venetian commune began furnishing and decorating it with objects and materials, which were either from the eighteenth century, or they were modern imitations, so that the interior of the building looks more like a stylishly equipped residential house than a museum. Among the applied art present here, the fanciful decorations by Andrea Brustolon evoke mixed feelings, on the other hand, the pictures of social life in Venice by Piętro Longhi and frescoes painted at the end of Giandomenico Tiepolo's life . Although in time, when these frescoes were created, this type of creativity was losing popularity, characters of clowns and carnival scenes created here, which the artist initially intended to put in his own home, are among the most famous works of Giandomenico. Fans of a more pompous style, in which the artist's father excelled, they will not leave the museum disappointed either.
On a large, the quite pleasant Campo Santa Margherita has a market and many shops, which together give this district a specific atmosphere. The western part of the square houses an exhibition of works by Giambattista Tiepolo, Grandę dei Carmini School (codz, 9.00-12.00 i 15.00-18.00; 2000L). In the main hall upstairs, central among the paintings on the vault, created in the early 1840s, there is a large-scale work entitled. Madonna in glory.

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