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Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta di Torcello

Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta di TorcelloThe Santa Maria Assunta was founded in 639 A.D. It stands in a lonely meadow beside an 11th century campanile. The Byzantine mosaics are the leading lights here. Clutching her child, the weeping Madonna is a magnificent sight, and on the opposite wall is a powerful Last Judgement.

Byzantine artisans, it seems, were at their best in portraying hell and damnation. In their Inferno, they’ve recreated a virtual human stew with the fires stirred by wicked demons.

 

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