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Tour the Doges' Palace in Venice, Italy on your iPad for only $2.99

Tour the Doges' Palace in Venice, Italy on your iPad for only $2.99

Tour the Doges' Palace in Venice, Italy on your iPad for only $2.99

Tour the Doges' Palace in Venice, Italy on your iPad for only $2.99

Well-head by Alfonso Alberghetti -- Doges' Palace, Venice, Italy - his is another view of the Alberghetti well-head. Its maker, Alfonso Alberghetti, worked as a bronze caster at the Arsenale, making cannons and other cast metal articles for war. Though such artisans could be very good designers, we assume the complex design for this well-head was done by someone else

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Porta della Carta Putti Sculptures -- Doges' Palace, Venice, Italy These putti carved to the right of the statue of the doge hold his coat of arms, with his Doge's cap on top. The rosy marble framing this arrangement is lovely. Imagine the polychrome on the Doge's coat of arms. The Venetians were brave in battle, and in their use of color.

St. Theodore: original statue -- Doges' Palace, Venice, Italy The statue of Theodore that stands atop the column on the Piazzetta is a replica of this one, which is now in a protected area of the Ducal Palace. The original body of the statue is Hellenistic, and appears to be that of a soldier. Here is another example of the alteration of an earlier, pagan work of art to make it Christian. The Hellenistic statue was given a shield, sword, staff, and halo to make him Theodore, defender .......

Ham Sculpture -- Doges' Palace, Venice, Italy The story in Genesis tells us that Ham mocked his father's drunkenness. Noah laid a curse on Ham's son because of Ham's disrespect for him. The bas-relief of Ham is separated from Noah and the other sons by the arch on the building.

Drunkenness of Noah Sculpture -- Doges' Palace, Venice, Italy Every corner column on the exterior of the Ducal Palace represents an allegory about justice. These were meant to remind the public servants and the general populace of the high moral standards they should strive to uphold--not that they always did. On the eastern corner of the building is a group representing Drunkenness of Noah, symbolic of the frailty of man. Though weathered by the elements, this carving is a .......

Well-head by Alfonso Alberghetti -- Doges' Palace, Venice, Italy - his is another view of the Alberghetti well-head. Its maker, Alfonso Alberghetti, worked as a bronze caster at the Arsenale, making cannons and other cast metal articles for war. Though such artisans could be very good designers, we assume the complex design for this well-head was done by someone else

Duke of Urbino Statue -- Doges' Palace, Venice, Italy - There are more statues on the courtyard side of the Foscari Arch. This one is posed like a Roman emperor. It represents Francesco Maria I della Rovere, the Duke of Urbino, dressed in battle garb. The corresponding bas-reliefs of armor and shields, chariot wheels, and laurel wreath below are very similar to the kind of decoration we would have found in ancient Rome.

Foscari Arch - Doge Francesco Foscari -- Doges' Palace, Venice, Italy - This is a three-quarter view of the Foscari Arch. Doge Francesco Foscari reigned for 34 years, until 1457. After his unscrupulous son was banished from Venice twice, Doge Foscari was stripped of his power. The doge, brokenhearted, lost all interest in the affairs of state. Yet succeeding doges kept up the building program that both glorified Foscari and the office of the doge itself. Foscari's misfortunes became the...t

Portico Clock by Bartolomeo Monopola -- Doges' Palace, Venice, Italy - Along this north façade in the courtyard, we have a mix of styles We have Bartolomeo Monopola's clock and antique sculpture.

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Doges' Palace - Venice, Italy Porta della Carta

Doges' Palace - Venice, Italy - Doge Francesco Foscari Statue

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