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Scuola Grande dei Carmini

  • Dorsoduro 2617 Map It
  • Dorsoduro
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 06/20/2007

Fodor's Review

When the order of Santa Maria del Carmelo commissioned Baldassare Longhena to finish the work on the Scuola Grande dei Carmini in the 1670s, their brotherhood of 75,000 members was the largest in Venice and one of the wealthiest. Little expense was spared in the decorating of stuccoed ceilings and carved ebony paneling, and the artwork is remarkable, even before 1739, when Giovanni Battista Tiepolo began painting the Sala Capitolare. In what many consider his best work, Tiepolo's nine great canvases vividly transform some rather conventional religious themes into dynamic displays of color and movement.

  • Scuola Grande dei Carmini, Dorsoduro, Venice, Italy.

    © Halie Cousineau/ Fodors Travel

Sight Information


Campo dei Carmini, Dorsoduro 2617, Venice, Veneto, 30123, Italy

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Published 06/20/2007


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