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Paolo Caliari Veronese is considered one of the preeminent representatives of the Venetian School of Painting at the height of the Italian Renaissance. Under the tutelage of Antonio Badile, he studied the works of Giulio Romano, Raphael, Parmigianino, and Michelangelo. He was tremendously influenced by Mannerist art, and became known for not only his mastery of color but also his complex multi-figure compositions and intricate depictions of architecture. Veronese was a strong influence for later generations of Italian painters, including Sebastiano Ricci and Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. He also was a seminal figure for 19th-century French painters across a range of disparate artistic movements, from Eugène Delacroix to Paul Cézanne. Delacroix said that what distinguished Veronese from some of his peers was that he had no “pretensions to making a masterpiece of each picture” and was “the one man who achieves clarity without big contrasts.”

Collected by major museums
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, Musée du Louvre, J. Paul Getty Museum
Exhibitions
2018
Truth and Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelites and the Old MastersLegion of Honor
2015
The Sultan's World: The Ottoman Orient in Renaissance ArtCentre for Fine Arts (BOZAR)

Feast in the House of Levi, from the refectory of the Dominican Monastery of Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Venice, 1573

Oil on canvas
218 9/10 × 503 9/10 in
556 × 1280 cm
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Art History 101
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Source: Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain

Paolo Caliari Veronese is considered one of the preeminent representatives of the Venetian School of Painting at the height of the Italian Renaissance. Under the tutelage of Antonio Badile, he studied the works of Giulio Romano, Raphael, Parmigianino, and Michelangelo. He was tremendously influenced by Mannerist art, and became known for not only his mastery of color but also his complex multi-figure compositions and intricate depictions of architecture. Veronese was a strong influence for later generations of Italian painters, including Sebastiano Ricci and Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. He also was a seminal figure for 19th-century French painters across a range of disparate artistic movements, from Eugène Delacroix to Paul Cézanne. Delacroix said that what distinguished Veronese from some of his peers was that he had no “pretensions to making a masterpiece of each picture” and was “the one man who achieves clarity without big contrasts.”

Collected by major museums
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, Musée du Louvre, J. Paul Getty Museum
Exhibitions (2)
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