Built from 1724 to 1736 to mirror the Redentore across the wide Canale della Giudecca, the Jesuits' church counters the Palladian sobriety of the Redentore with rococo flair. The interior is graced by airy 1737-39 ceiling frescoes (some of the first in Venice), by Giambattista Tiepolo, celebrating Donenticna scenes. Tiepolo also did the Virgin in Glory with Saints Rosa, Catherine of Siena, and Agnes of Montepulciano on the first altar on the right. The third altar has a Tintoretto Crucifixion.
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