Santa Maria della Salute - Venice

Santa Maria della Salute - Venice

£2,000.00Price

Oil on Canvas

H 80m x W 60cm

2009

Unframed

 

DESCRIPTION:
The Basilica of St Mary of Health (Italian: Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute), commonly known simply as the Salute, is a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica located in the Dorsoduro sestiere of the Italian city of Venice.  It stands on a narrow finger of land between The Grand Canal and the Bacino di San Marco making the church visible when entering the Piazza San Marco from the water. The Salute is part of the parish of the Gesuati and is the most recent of the so-called plague-churches.

In 1630 Venice experienced an unusually devasting outbreak of the plague. As a votive offering for the city's deliverance from the pestilence, the Republic of Venice vowed to build and dedicate a church to Our Lady of Health (or of Deliverance, Italian: Salute). The church was designed in the then fashionable baroque style by Baldassare Longhena  who studied under the architect Vincenzo Scamozzi  Construction began in 1631. Most of the objects of art housed in the church bear references to the Black Death.

The dome of the Salute was an important addition to the Venice skyline and soon became emblematic of the city, inspiring artists like Canaletto, J. M. W. Turner, John Singer, Sargent and Francesco Guardi

EXHIBITIONS:
London - Multiple

MANDII POPE

 

Kiwi born, London-based artist Mandii Pope specialises in a variety of styles Cityscapes, Beach Landscapes, Pop Art Portraits, Fantasy Art, Spin Art, Contemporary, Abstract, Kiwiana, Nudes, Illustration, 3D Sculpture, Circular Canvas, Flow/Fluid Art.

Her works are held in private and commercial collections internationally. Mandii has completed 27 public art sculptures to date for various charities around the globe and conducted live art with royalty for charity events. She was a finalist for the NZ Society UK New Zealander of the year 2016 from raising £100K for charity.

Mandii managed the Landmark Plc Art Collection in London and is currently Co-Director of The Dragon Gallery.

Originally from New Zealand, Amanda-Grace (Mandii) has been a full-time practising artist for over 20 years alongside Corporate positions in Advertising, Television, Telecommunications, Packaging, Retail, Commercial Property, Merchandising, Sales and Marketing and Management.

In 2004 Amanda-Grace (Mandii) settled in London, working at Landmark Plc for 13 years until the company sold in 2017 whilst also working as a full time Artist with artworks in private and corporate collections internationally, with solo and group shows in the South Pacific, Europe and UAE. She curated the Landmark Art collection as the Executive Assistant, administering the UAL Degree Show Programme.

In 2016 she was a finalist for New Zealander of the Year in the UK for her longstanding contribution of her own art-based charity work.

Growing up in New Zealand as a child Mandii would often create from props from her Fathers Hardware store from found objects and can turn her hand to most styles and mediums, which resulted for a love for Art Department in TV and Film.

Encapsulating memories in oils or acrylics, her cityscapes document her travels.  Her abstract fluid or spin paintings are either Corporate Commissions created to a brief, or specific colour palette.  The inspiration behind these are based on emotion channelling daily life and current events into explosive colour.

Beach landscapes is when she’s missing New Zealand, Kiwiana circular works are educating overseas cultures with stories from Maori Ancestors.  Airbrushed portraits are painting New Zealander of the year.  Public Art Sculptures are for Charity, some are based on historical events or characters, others a montage of the local city, some are based on pop culture to raise more for charity.  She is psychically and spiritually driven in everything she does, her inspiration comes from internal dialogue.