By Anne Leader

Venetian architect Giorgio Massari died 20 December 1766. He was 79. His best known building is the church of S. Maria del Rosario, better known as the Gesuati. The late Baroque church (1725-36) recalls the work of Palladio, especially his Venetian churches of S. Giorgio Maggiore and the Redentore. Massari’s interior decoration points to newer Rococo tastes with paintings by Giambattista Tiepolo. In addition to various churches, Massari also designed numerous villas, again taking Palladio as his model and guide.

Reference: Valentino Volta. “Massari, Giorgio.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press, 

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