Scuola Grande Della Misericordia di Venezia
If studying art history from across the centuries, by definition that includes the study of architecture in all its forms at some level.
Unsurprisingly, that developed a weakness for Italian architecture courtesy of studying Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque art over some time.
When I read that Scuola Grande Della Misericordia in Venice had undergone a major restoration and modernisation in the last decade, I wanted to investigate immediately!
As a consequence of studying art history and delving into architecture a realisation dawns that these are not ‘just old buildings’; every site, concept (religious, architectural and artistic), every stone, column, fresco and arch was immaculately thought out by the instigator and the artisans of the day: the whole was steeped in symbolism.
Yet, it has to be acknowledged that buildings such as these were the exclusive province of the Church and nobility, more often than not, in communion. At this point in time, the connection signifies the universal significance of the Supremacy of Christ over all earthly realms
Alas, the ‘yobs’ only featured on the margins.
I came across this beautiful place and story on Instagram and wanted to record its diverse and uncommon history.