Entries from Churches in Venice tagged with 'Sister Wendy'

I is for Icons

There are many icons of Mary in the churches of Venice, and you can even find a few in the street shrines. Venice also has a Museum of Icons close to the Greek church (San Giorgio dei Greci), and this...

San Giorgio degli Schiavoni

Whenever anyone asks me about “must see” places in my favorite city, I always mention this little church, one of a handful of places that I never skip when I’m there. It’s truly one of the magical spots of...

Giotto's frescoes in the Scrovegni Chapel

Every painting is a voyage into a sacred harbour. ~Giotto di Bondone My visit to the Scrovegni Chapel was a highlight of my recent trip but truly, it was more than that…it was one of the all-time great art experiences...

Sister Wendy

The experiential test of whether this art is great or good, or minor or abysmal, is the effect it has on your own sense of the world and of yourself. Great art changes you. – Sister Wendy Beckett The inspiration...

San Giorgio Maggiore

One of Venice’s most beautiful and familiar vistas is the island of San Giorgio Maggiore and the great temple of a church that Palladio built there. Many artists have painted it, millions of tourists have photographed it, John Ruskin...