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Altar of the Relics

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Altar of the Relics (Sacristy)

Basilica dei Frari Altar of the RelicsThe altar is baroque rich expression and contains one of the most remarkable relics of Venice: the Precious Blood of Christ. This relic, much venerated in the church of Santa Cristina of Constantinople, came into possession of Melchiorre Trevisan in 1479. Trevisan gave it to the Frari March 19, 1480 on the occasion of his return from the East. The date of construction of the altar is stated in the inscription engraved in black marble and placed at the base of the complex sculptural. The three bas-reliefs made by Cabianca in Carrara marble, representing the Crucifixion, the Deposition and Burial of Jesus Christ. In the two lower panes are placed angels with symbols of the Passion.

  • Artwork: Altar of the Relics.
  • Artist/Author: Francesco Penso called il Cabianca and Andrea Brustolon
  • Date: 1711
  • Artistic Technique: Sculpture. Carrara marble, red gravel of Verona, Siena yellow and golden wood.
  • Location: Sacristy (number 22). See church plan.

Tomb of Doge Francesco Foscari

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Tomb of Doge Francesco Foscari (Chancel)

Basilica dei Frari Tomb of Doge Francesco FoscariFrancesco Foscari was one of the greatest doges of Venice, and in thirty-four years of government led the borders of the Republic to the river Adda and Ravenna, aided by the famous generals Carmagnola, Gattamelata and Colleoni. The lodge Foscari in the ducal palace, and the Palazzo Foscari, now a university, bearing his coat of arms, while the tomb in the Frari welcomes his remains. The monument is by Niccolò di Giovanni. The urn on which rests the doge is supported by four ornate corbels in the boxes by the three theological virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity. The sides are St. Anthony of Padua and St. Mark. On the corners of the casket assist the doge the four cardinal virtues: Fortitude, Justice, Prudence and Temperance. Two warriors carry the shield doge.

  • Artwork: Monument to Doge Francesco Foscari (Chancel).
  • Artist/Author: Niccolò di Giovanni Fiorentino
  • Date: 1457 ca.
  • Artistic Technique: Sculpture
  • Location: Chancel, right wall (number 16). See church plan.

Internal Façade

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Internal Façade

Basilica dei Frari Internal façadeMonument to Alvise Pasqualigo (left)

The work was erected at the behest of the same Procurator of St. Mark was still alive.

  • Artwork: Monument to Alvise Pasqualigo.
  • Artist/Author: Lorenzo Bregno
  • Date: 1528
  • Artistic Technique: Sculpture
  • Location: Internal Façade, on the left (number 1). See church plan.

Monument to Gerolamo Garzoni (center)

The magnificent Baroque monument is dedicated to Senator Gerolamo Garzoni died in the siege of Negroponte in 1688. The strong figure of the Garzoni, armed and standing, being crowned by an angel among the statues of Venice and Religion.

  • Artwork: Monument to Gerolamo Garzoni.
  • Artist/Author: Anonymous
  • Date: 1688
  • Artistic Technique: Sculpture
  • Location: Internal Façade, on the center (number 1). See church plan.

Monument to Pietro Bernardo (right)

The late work of Tullio Lombardo is divided into two parts unrelated: at the bottom an elegant urn is adorned by exquisite bas-reliefs and on the sides of enrollment, Adam and Eve. Worthy of note is the head of Medusa and the eagle with spread wings. The upper part, adding by the children of the senator, Girolamo and Lorenzo, representing the deceased kneeling in front of the Redeemer that turns to St. Peter for recommend it.

  • Artwork: Monument to Pietro Bernardo.
  • Artist/Author: Tullio Lombardo
  • Date: 1538
  • Artistic Technique: Sculpture
  • Location: Internal Façade, on the right (number 1). See church plan.

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Titian's The Assumption

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Titian's The Assumption (Chancel)

Basilica dei Frari Titian's The AssumptionThe high altar was consecrated on February 13, 1469. The frame with the two fluted columns of the Corinthian order, was made in 1516 by raising superior of the convent of the Friars Germano Casale. On the entablature are the statues of the Risen Christ, St. Francis and St. Anthony of Padua works by Lorenzo Bregna. The altar table was separated from the complex in 1825.

The impressive altarpiece commissioned to Titian in 1516 by Friar Germano, prior of the convent of the Friars, aroused the delivery, two years later, severe embarrassment to the client and rather cold welcome. The traditional iconography of the assumption into heaven of the Virgin was in fact completely renovated. After a period of exposure to the Accademia Gallery, where he became one of the favorite and acclaimed paintings of the nineteenth century, Titian's masterpiece is back to its original location on the main altar of the Basilica August 13, 1945, where today you can admire in the exact conditions for which the artist intended.

  • Artwork: Titian's The Assumption.
  • Artist/Author: Tiziano Vecellio
  • Date: 1518
  • Artistic Technique: Painting, oil on canvas.
  • Location: Chancel (number 13). See church plan.

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