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A sculpture is any decorative image or figure that has been crafted out stone, metal, wood, or some other medium. Sculptures are also a sub-set of material culture. This broad definition encompasses most of the Venetian decorative artifacts, so generally the term sculpture is used to refer to statues. Statues are often found accentuating the roofs of important buildings and churches and add figurative, often human, elements to the building’s architecture, augmenting its overall beauty and visual interest.
- The oldest sculpture is located in San Polo and dates from 300 AD.
- The most recent sculpture is located in San Polo and dates from 1848 AD.
- The sculpture in the most need of restoration is located in Dorsoduro and dates from 1550 AD.
Damage and Preservation
For general information pertaining to the sources of damage to Venetian sculptures, please see the Damage to public art page.
For general information pertaining to the restoration and preservation of Venetian sculptures, please see the Restoration and preservation of public art page.
Specific information regarding the damage and restoration needs of each sculpture can be found on the pages dedicated to each individual sculpture, as listed 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