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Scuole Grandi in Venice Italy

The circuit of the Scuole Grandi of Venice includes an itinerary consisting of the Scuola di San Rocco, the Scuola di San Giovanni Evangelista, the Scuola dei Carmini, the Scuola della Misericordia, the Scuola di San Marco, the Scuola di San Teodoro and the Scuola della CaritÓ. Finally we include a "not grande" school, but important for the pictorial cycle of the Carpaccio in it: the Scuola of San Giorgio degli Schiavoni.

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Scuola Grande della Carità Venice Italy Scuola Grande della Carità - Campo della Carità, Dorsoduro 1050 - Venice

The Scuola Grande of the CaritÓ is one of the oldest of the secular-religious Venetian institutions: the date of foundation is established, in fact, in 1260 and was the first to have the appellation of "great" (such were the Schools of the Beaten or those which, as a type of penance, imposed the flagellation on their members).
Scuola Grande dei Carmini Venice Italy Scuola Grande dei Carmini - Dorsoduro 2616 - 2617 - Venice

The Scuola Grande of Santa Maria del Carmine occupies the classical building built on a project by Baldassare Longhena between 1668 and 1670, and retains a considerable number of works of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, including the splendid ceiling of Giambattista Tiepolo with The Virgin in Glory.
Scuola Grande della Misericordia Venice Italy Scuola Grande della Misericordia - Chiostro di Sant'Apollonia, Ponte della Canonica - Castello 4312 - Venice

The Scuola della Misericordia in the Sansovino's ordinary project should have obscured any other building in Venice with its beauty and grandeur. The dimensions of the School stand out against the tiny Venetian civil houses and show us the true and real intentions of grandeur: the room for the meetings of the confreres on the first floor (21 x 49 meters) is second only to the Sala del Maggior Consiglio a Palazzo Ducal.
Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista Venice Italy Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista - San Polo, 2454 - Venice

The splendid staircase of the Codussi (1498 c.) leads to the Salone of Massari, upper floor of one of the oldest and most important Scuole Grandi in Venice where works by Tintoretto and Sante Peranda are preserved, as well as others by Tiepolo, Diziani and Marieschi.
Scuola Grande di San Marco Venice Italy Scuola Grande di San Marco - Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Castello - Venice

The beautiful Renaissance fašade of the Scuola Grande di San Marco rises in Castello next to the gothic Church of the Saints Giovanni and Paolo but the year of foundation of the school dates back to 1260: the original location of the Confraternita was near the church of S. Croce, far away from the current place where the faithful moved instead during the fifteenth century (1437).
Scuola Grande di San Rocco Venice Italy Scuola Grande di San Rocco - Campo San Rocco, San Polo 3052 - Castello 4312 - Venice

La Scuola erected from 1515 on a project by Bon and Scarpagnino, became famous in the sixteenth century for the series of Tintoretto's canvases that occupied him for over twenty years and which remain among the masterpieces of Venetian painting between Renaissance and Mannerism. There are also works by Giorgione, Tiziano and Tiepolo.
Scuola Grande di San Teodoro Venice Italy Scuola Grande di San Teodoro - Campo San Salvador, S. Marco 4810 - Venice

Even this Scuola Grande seems to have a very ancient origins: in fact, its foundation dates back to 1258, when the confraternity settled in the Church of S. Salvador, obtaining, likewise to other schools of the time, the use of one of the side aisles as well of some rooms of the monastery.
Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni Venice Italy Scuola di San Giorgio of Schiavoni - Castello 3259/a - Venice

The Scuola takes its name from the Dalmatian community that was gathered in 1451 under the patronage of Saints Giorgio, Girolamo and Trifone; protagonists of the cycle of canvases made by Vittore Carpaccio at the beginning of the 16th century. The Hotel on the upper floor, on the other hand, has a series of paintings by the Palm school.


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