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susanne Ruseler     The Lion of Venice
The Doge and Lion of Venice

THE LION OF ST. MARK
The winged lion of St. Mark universally represents Venice. The symbol of the evangelist in collective imagination is indissolubly linked to the history and civilisation of the Most Serene Republic of Venice.
St. Jerome (349 – 419 A.D.) interpreted the “four living creatures” appeared to the prophet Ezekiel (Ez. 1:10) and the apostle John (Ap. 4:7), affirming that they were the four evangelists and among these there was the winged lion as St. Mark’s.
We do not know exactly when the “imago sancti Marci in forma leonis” (the image of St. Mark in the form of a lion) became the symbol of the Venetian State, but for sure we know it was used on the silver coin of the doge Francesco Dandolo, which was coined between 1329 and 1339 on the seal of the doge Giovanni Gradenigo (1355-56), and on the flags of the doge Domenico Michiel shown in the mosaics of St. Mark that illustrate the story of St. Isidor and dating back to 1355   
Susanne

The Master Sand Sculptors
1.) Susanne Ruseler - Holland
the Doge & The Lion of Venice

2.)
Ilya Filamontsev - Russia
 Invasion of the Goths


3.)
Etual Ojeda -Spain
The relics of St Mark
4.)  Karen Fralich - Canada
The Pope, Barbarossa & the Doge

5.)
Brad Goll - USA
Arsenale & Buccintoro


6.) John Gowdy - Italy
Doctor
7.) John Gowdy - Italy
 Merchants


8.) John Gowdy - Italy
Pprinters

9.) Sikke-Bart Freiling - Netherlands
Santa Maria Salute church
10.) Bill Dow  - USA
Casanova at Piombi


11.)
Leonardo Ugolini - Italy
St Marks Basilica

 
12.)
Michela Ciapinni - Italy
Rialto Bridge

13.) David Ducharme - Canada
The plague


14.)
Andrius Petkus - Lithuania
Old Carnivale

Damon Farmer - USA
Scenic paintings
With:  
Arena Ojeda - Spain       Christine Nichol - Canada       Hazel Nichol Ducharme - Canada      Laura Gowdy Cimador - Italy
And the
 Art Student Helpers
Lisa Longo

Giorgia Lovato
Davide Ercocano

Silvia Trevisan
Giulia Girardi

Beatrice Mattiuzzo
Elisabetiva Botter

Alessio Moggian
Giada Frattina

Noemi Cini
Directed by:  Rich Varano - USA
  Assistant to the Director:  Elena Lana
Photos of the work in progress
The Finished Sculptures
Images from around the show
Miscellaneous stuff

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