santa maria church

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La cupola del Brunelleschi con la neve da lucesucarta
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Firenze 19/12/09

The Salute, Venice
John Singer Sargent (American; 1856–1925)
ca. 1904–7
Watercolor, with graphite underdrawing
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut

Pretty little 16th century octagonal church right next to Trajan’s Column.

Santa Maria di Loreto, Rome, Italy

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The station church for the Thursday of the Second Week of Lent is S. Maria in Trastevere (c. 340). One of the oldest churches in the city, it may be the first where Mass was celebrated publicly after the legalization of Christianity in 313. (The first sanctuary on the site was constructed in 221.) The Ionic capitals in the nave were taken from the Baths of Caracalla and the Temple of Isis on the Janiculum. The mosaics on the facade and in the apse are from the 12th and 13th centuries.

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Roman Baroque by massimo cuomo

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Due to restoration works, today’s station at Santa Susanna had to be moved across the street to the seventeenth-century church of Santa Maria della Vittoria. Home to Bernini’s famous Ecstasy of Saint Teresa, it was dedicated to the Blessed Virgin after the 1620 Catholic victory at the Battle of White Mountain.