About this Work of Art ~
Maria della Salute"
was created in 1977 by Laszlo Tar. In October of 1630, after nearly
a third of Venice's
150,000 citizens had been killed by plague, the Venetian
Senate made an offer to God: "Stop the plague,
and we'll build a church to honor the Virgin Mary." God
came through, or maybe the onset of cooler weather reduced
of plague-ridden fleas. Whatever the reason, the plague was
stopped in its tracks. The Venetian authorities honored their
by giving the Virgin a prime chunk of real estate near the
Dorsoduro, where the Grand Canal merged with St. Mark's Basin.
Laszlo Tar visited Venice twice -- once in 1977 and again
in 1995. He loved the colorful architecture, canals and people
of Italy. On this day, he captured this view from the eastern
side of the Ponte del' Accademia.
A beautiful work of art.
Detail of Artwork -
original is a watercolor & goauche on paper and the print
captures the beauty of that medium in
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