Oratory of the Crociferi

The Oratory of the Crociferi is an emblematic example of connection between art and assistance, work of a culture that was very sensitive to material needs as much as to spiritual ones.

Considered their vision, the ancient benefactors had decided to celebrate with canvases by Jacopo Palma the Younger the story of who had commissioned that structure through a serie of paintings representing even the simple life of the adjacent hospice.

The paintings can be divided into three categories: some related to the history of the Crociferi and to their hospital in Venice, others that refer to the function of the Oratory as a chapel of a hospital and finally those relating to the liturgical character typical of the chapels of that time. The paintings depict the patrons, monks and poor women hosted by the property.

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Avvisiamo il pubblico che a seguito dell’ordinanza emessa dal Ministero della Salute di intesa con il Presidente della Regione Veneto sulle misure di contenimento e gestione dell’emergenza epidemiologica da COVID-19, tutti gli eventi in programma nella Regione Veneto dal 24 febbraio al 1 marzo sono annullati. Fino a tale date resteranno chiusi al pubblico quindi anche tutti i musei, le fondazioni, le biblioteche, i teatri e le sale concerto, sia pubblici che privati.

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The public is warned that, following an order issued by the Ministry of Health together with the President of the Veneto Region regarding measures for the containment and management of the COVID-19 epidemic emergency, all events scheduled within the Veneto Region from 24th February to 1st March are cancelled. Until such dates, all museums, foundations and libraries, both public and private, shall also remain closed to the public.

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