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PALAZZO CAVALLI FRANCHETTI

£52.00

This design is of the tracery to be found on the first Piano Nobile of the Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti. A wonderful building with an imposing facade.

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Description

Venice, Italy

Venetian Gothic

Mid 15th century

This design is of the tracery to be found on the first Piano Nobile of the Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti.

Story

These arches introduce a new form to the Venetian Palazzi, semi circles spring up from the columns, cross over each other, but here the ogee is absent, the quatrefoil roundels sit boldly on the crest of these half circles, and to quote Deborah Howard, in her Architectural History of Venice, look…”as if about to roll across the sweeping curves of the arcade.”

In his ‘Venice, the City and its Architecture’, Richard Goy writes that these late Gothic houses…”epitomise the sophisticated variations on a stylistic theme that are so characteristic of the era, almost fugue-like in their harmonic order and patterned rhythms.”

Palazzo Cavalli Franchettti is now home to the Istituto di Scienze, Lettere e Arti, and hosts a variety of cultural events.

Dimensions

W 36.8 cm (14 ½)
H 31.8 cm (12 ½)
D 11 cm (4 3/8 inches)

For History and Photos
www.venice.jc-r.net/palaces/cavalli-franchetti.htm
www.palazzofranchetti.it/en/

Additional information

Dimensions 11 × 36.8 × 31.8 cm
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