"Isola monte Dell'Oro"
2017
Media: acrylic on canvas
Size: 100x100 cm

This island was once the seat of the Bishop of Torcello’s seminary. There was also a Benedictine church dedicated to Saint Cathaldus. After being abandoned for many years, and after the fall of the Serenissima Republic, a military battery was set up to defend Venice. Its name (Isle of the Mount of Gold) derives from an ancient legend which claims a cart full of treasure is buried under the grey mud of the island. It dates back to 453 when Attila and his Huns became trapped in the mire while chasing the inhabitants of Altinum who were trying to reach Torcello. The mire swallowed a cart full of the spoils of war including Attila’s own bow.
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"Isola monte Dell'Oro"
2017
Media: acrylic on canvas
Size: 100x100 cm

This island was once the seat of the Bishop of Torcello’s seminary. There was also a Benedictine church dedicated to Saint Cathaldus. After being abandoned for many years, and after the fall of the Serenissima Republic, a military battery was set up to defend Venice. Its name (Isle of the Mount of Gold) derives from an ancient legend which claims a cart full of treasure is buried under the grey mud of the island. It dates back to 453 when Attila and his Huns became trapped in the mire while chasing the inhabitants of Altinum who were trying to reach Torcello. The mire swallowed a cart full of the spoils of war including Attila’s own bow.
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