Development

Palazzo Pisani della Moretta

Palazzo Pisani della Moretta

Photographers: Fratelli Alinari, 1880s
Copyright: RIBA Library Photographs Collection


The development of Venetian Gothic was not linear and it is therefore generally not easy to date the city’s palaces on the basis of their stylistic forms.

One of the many variations in the shape of the arch is the motif of the intersecting round arches which are classical in origin but produce Gothic pointed arches. It was more commonly used in the late Gothic period, for example in the Palazzo Giovannelli at San Felice and the Palazzo Pisani-Moretta.