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Devotion at Santa Maria dei Carmini

Joseph Hammond, Research Associate, 2011–2012


Interior of Santa Maria dei Carmini, Venice. Photograph: Cameraphoto Arte, Venice / Art Resource, NY

During my first year at CASVA, I have completed an article on the
endowment and decoration of the altar of Santa Maria Maddalena de’ Pazzi, as well as the celebrations and wider decoration of Santa Maria dei Carmini in Venice, which were inspired by the canonization of de’ Pazzi. A second article submitted for publication that aims to confirm the disputed attribution of Tintoretto’s Presentation of Christ in the Carmini, and to explore its liturgical function within the context of the feast of Purification. My recent publications include “Negotiating Carmelite Identity: The Scuola dei Santi Alberto e Eliseo at Santa Maria dei Carmini in Venice,” in Art and Identity: Visual Culture, Politics and Religion in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance (2012) and “The Cult and Representation of the Archangel Raphael in Sixteenth-Century Venice” in St Andrews Journal of Art History and Museum Studies (2011). I am also currently working on an article about the choir stalls of Santa Maria dei Carmini.

Donor Portraiture in Venice and Jacopo Bellini at the Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista 
Joseph Hammond, Research Associate, 2012–2013

Carmelite Devotion, Patronage, and Art
Joseph Hammond, Research Associate, 2013–2014