Santa Maria della Salute - Marina Strijakova

Marina Strijakova

Santa Maria della Salute

70 x 50 x 0.1 cmSoft pastels
Santa Maria della Salute is a Roman Catolic church and minor basilica in Venice. Devastating outbreak of the plague in 1630 killed almost a third of the Venice pupulation. As a votive (offering) for deliverance from the ravaging desease, the church was build and consecrated to Our Lady of Health (or of Deliverance, Italian: Salute). The church is so symbolyc to the Venice history that it's dome became an emblematic of the city.
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