The High Renaissance






Paolo  Veronese

(b Verona, 1528; d Venice, 19 April 1588).

Italian painter and draughtsman. With Titian and Tintoretto he makes up the triumvirate of great painters of the late Renaissance in Venice. He is known as a supreme colourist and for his illusionistic decorations in both fresco and oil. His large paintings of biblical feasts executed for the refectories of monasteries in Venice and Verona are especially celebrated. He also produced many altarpieces, history and mythological paintings and portraits. His compositional sketches in pen, ink and wash, figure studies in chalk, and chiaroscuro modelli and ricordi form a significant body of drawings. He headed a family workshop that remained active after his death


The Marriage of St Catherine

c. 1575
Oil on canvas, 337 x 241 cm
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice



St John the Baptist Preaching

c. 1562
Oil on canvas
Galleria Borghese, Rome


The Marriage at Cana

c. 1560
Oil on canvas, 207 x 457 cm
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden


Feast in the House of Levi

Oil on canvas, 555 x 1280 cm
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice


Baptism and Temptation of Christ

Oil on canvas, 245 x 450 cm
Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan


The Baptism of Christ

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