TEMANZA, Tommaso
(b. 1705, Venezia, d. 1789, Venezia)

Santa Maria Maddalena: Façade

Campo della Maddalena, Venice

Temanza's architectural projects are generally situated close to the Grand Canal, the preferred thoroughfare in Venice. Along this axis we find the church of Santa Maria Maddalena (called La Maddalena), work on which started in 1763 but was finished in 1789 after its architect's death. It makes reference to the Antique with a clear quotation from the Pantheon. The circular plan, which in the interior of the building contains an inscribed hexagon, concedes a single exception to the regularity of the order in that the apse is a separate and eccentric space.