This page is an overview of all the reliefs in Venice.
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A relief (in Italian rilievo) is a sculpted image or scene that protrudes from a wall. Reliefs are a sub-set of material culture and their subject matter generally concerns religious scenes or significant historical events. Venetian reliefs have long served as reminders of important events in the history of the city and of related mythology illustrating both the popular artistic styles of the time and the legends that were most prevalent in certain neighborhoods. For more information concerning the creation of reliefs, please see the relief page.
- The oldest relief is located in Castello and dates from 410 AD.
- The most recent relief is located in San Marco and dates from 1787 AD.
- The relief in the most need of restoration can be found in San Marco and dates from 1492 AD.
Damage and Preservation
For general information pertaining to the sources of damage to Venetian reliefs, please see the Damage to public art page.
For general information pertaining to the restoration and preservation of Venetian reliefs, please see the Restoration and preservation of public art page.
Specific information regarding the damage and restoration needs of each relief can be found on the pages dedicated to each individual relief, as listed in the map below and in the navigation box under the "See Also" section of this page.
- Rizzi, Alberto. "Scultura Esterna a Venezia." Stamperia di Venezia Editrice, 1987.
- Venice Project Center
- 2010 WPI PreserVenice Project Team
- 2008 WPI PreserVenice Project Team
- 2007 WPI PreserVenice Project Team
- 2000 WPI PreserVenice Project Team