ID
 
74
 
Original Country
 
Italy
 
Region
 
Veneto
 
Community
  
Creator
 
Antonio Gambello (1458-81) and Mauro Codussi (ca. 1500).
 
Creator Role
 
Lead architects
 
Sorting Title
 
S. Zaccaria, sun fresco
 
Subject
 

Benedictine monastery with adjoining convent (chiesa vecchia) of Benedictine nuns.

Description: Faded fresco of a decorative sun painted above an archway.

 
Creation Date
 
1456/58 and ca. 1500
 
Century
 
15th, 16th
 
Style Genre
 
Venetian Gothic and Renaissance
 
Historical Context
 

This Benedictine monastery was founded and placed under ducal authority in 827; it is connected to two other structures. The first is an adjoining convent (chiesa vecchia) of Benedictine nuns that was built in the Gothic period and rebuilt by Antonio Gambello in 1458. The convent contains 16th-century cloisters linked to the church by an open loggia behind its apses. The second is another church built in ca. 15th/16th century. Eight doges of Venice are buried in the church's crypt.

 
Related Work
 

, , , .

 
Descriptive Notes
 

The work of several artists can be found here including that by Andrea del Castagno, Nicolo Bambini and Jacopo Bellini.

The plan of the monastery is in the French-Gothic style (perhaps after Cluny). It has 3 nave bays and a choir with an ambulatory and radiating chapels--the only one of its kind in Venice.

 
Image of .