Faith Trend

Department of Art History, Curating and Visual Studies
Doctoral researcher
Teaching Assistant

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Phd title: Church Architecture in Counter Reformation Venice
Supervisors: David Hemsoll
PhD History of Art


My PhD covers four Venetian churches - San Nicolò di Lido, San Moisè, Santo Stefano and San Nicolò dei Mendicoli during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries during what was a turbulent period for the Catholic Church. The reform movement in Venice has not been given much attention before now and this PhD attempts to redress the balance using four case studies showing how the Counter Reformation impacted all layers of Venetian church society: from newly built churches to those that were renovated, from monastic churches to parish ones.