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The Church of Santa Maria dei Carmini: photos, description of Santa Maria dei Carmini)

Santa Maria dei Carmini, also known as Santa Maria del Carmelo or dei Carmini just a small Church in Venice's Dorsoduro quarter. She huddled next to the building of the former Scuola Grande di Santa Maria del Carmelo. This religious brotherhood was founded in 1597 year, and has grown from a women's charitable organization "Pinzochere dei Carmini". Members of society often attributed to the Carmelite order, because they were engaged in embroidery monastic shoulders for Carmelites.

Initially the Church was called Santa Maria Assunta, and the first mention of it Dating back to the 14th century. In the facade of brick and marble preserved sculptural lunettes made Giovanni Buora, and among the scenery, you can see the pictures of the prophets Elisha and Elijah who are considered the founders of the Carmelite order. The bell tower, built by the architect Giuseppe Sardi, surmounted by a statue of the Madonna del Carmine made in 1982, the year the sculptor Romano VIO. This statue is installed in place of the original, which was destroyed by a lightning strike.

The altar and side chapels of the Church was rebuilt in 1507-14-m the Swiss Sebastiano Mariani from Lugano. Inside you can see a Grand monument to Jacopo Foscarini, a former Procurator of San Marco and the naval Admiral. The family-run Palazzo Foscarini is situated opposite the Church on the other side of the channel. The second altar is decorated with the work of CIMA da Conegliano's adoration of the Magi". Of other works of art worth noting is the pattern of the Groove Pace and Giovanni Fontana, the statues of Antonio Corradini and Giuseppe Torretti, bronze angels on the balustrade - the work of Girolamo Campagna, wooden pediment with carvings of Francesco Bernadone and the ark Giovanni Scalfarotto. Also in the Church you can see many frescoes and magnificent moldings and breathtaking altarpiece by Jacopo Tintoretto way of the mid-16th century.