november 21st on the occasion of celebration of Madonna della Salute, the churches of San Polo and Santa Maria del Giglio will be open only for worship. The Church of Gesuati wiil be open from 10.30am to 12.00 am only for worship.
DATE: 1730 ca. POSITIONE: main altar MEASUREMENTS: - MATERIAL: marble METHOD: sculpture
The two life-size statues on either side of the main altar, in front of the Carpaccio altarpiece, are works of Antonio Gai, probably made in 1730.
On the left, Faith, is completely wrapped in an elegant drapery that barely reveals her facial features which are also covered by a thin layer; the slight torso rotation and bent left leg add to her delicacy.
On the right, Fortitude is represented in a more rigid and majestic pose; the figure wears a rather plain robe that allows a glimpse of the torso armor underneath.