Luigi Bevilaqua Venice velvets. Giardino in Baroque churches, & magical shimmering fishes floating above the Grand Canal…….Tommaso Rangone


San Zulian church a medieval gem hidden away behind a white facade in Venice. Tommaso Rangone was a generous benefactor to the embellishment of this church. Inspired by their archives,  Bevilaqua suppliers to the Vatican. Bevilaqua’s Giardino cut velvets, hanging in panels  contribute to the dramatic Baroque decor, with impressive marble statues,portraits & gilded lamps.  Courtesy Bevilaqua.Sara Artuso.


Venice. Facade of the Santa Maria del Giglio church. Originally built in the 10th century, the church was destroyed twice by fire. Facade of the church also known as the Santa Maria Zobenigo whose facade was funded by Antonio Barbero. photo copyright Giovanni call Orto.


Anna Paola Cibin’s embroidered shimmering velvet fish, sea Bream… with Murano glass pearls……

fishes in venice

Anna Paola Cibin’s elaborate  fishes float above Bevilaqua’s Palazzo terrace on the Grand Canal, Venice.


Anna Paola Cibin’s fishes painted onto velvet, re-embroidered with Murano glass beads.


Bevilaqua velvets, history & contemporary brilliance of Venetian fabrics. Archives are frequently used as inspiration to replace the antique fabrics in old Baroque  churches & palazzos.