La Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, Venice. Architect: Baldesare Longhena [1598-1682]. 1631-87. Completed by Antonio Gaspari after Longhena's death. The 125 statues that adorn the exterior of Salute form a sharp contrast to the austere interior. Click on images for additional information and larger pictures.
Left:Right: . Architect: Giusepe Benoni. Built: 1667-82. Bernardo Facone executed the statue of Fortune, which stands atop the golden ball.
More of Ruskin's Venice
- St. Marks, and the Piazza San Marco, Venice
- The Palazzo Ducale, Venice
- The Scuola de San Rocco
- On the Grand Canal
- Venetian Palazzi
- On the way to Venice from the mainland
- Venice: Details and Corners
Photographs by George P. Landow, October 2000. [You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL.]