Paolo Veronese: An Italian Painter

By: Ashley Johnston


*Paolo Veronese was born in 1528 in Verona, Italy.

*He died April 19, 1588 in Venice, Italy.

*His real name was Paolo Cailari.

*His art was his life as early as the age of 14.

*He was born in Verona (hence the name Veronese) and "He received his early training from Antonio Badile."

*He moved to Mantua where he found some of his talents by looking at the styles and ways of a painter named Giulio Romano.

*Then the following year he began working at Ducal Palace in Venice.

*He ended up spending the rest of his life in Venice.

*Some of the religious paintings he did were Sala del Consiglio dei Dieci (1553-1554), Christ amoung the Doctors (ca.1555-1556), The Wedding at Cana (ca.1561), The Crucifixion (ca.1570-1580), and he painted many more throughout his life.

*Some of the secular paintings he did were Triumph of Venice (1583), Rape of Europa (ca.1580), Darius and the Family of Alexander (ca. 1565-1567),and more.

*He did not have any patrons, he only had the people that trained him in his younger years and then he took it on by himself for the rest of his life.

The Works

The Wedding at Cana

*This is supposedly where Jesus performed a miracle and turned water into wine when they ran out.

*"The scene depicts a mixture of contemporary and antique details."

*When the painting was being moved to Paris from a monastery where the painting sat for almost 250 years, the painting was cut in half for the trip and then stitched back together once it got to Paris.

* Paolo Veronese was supposedly there painting the picture. He was said to be wearing a white toga.

*Titian was supposedly there also sitting in red across from Paolo.

* The ISMS:

*Capitalism: It was bought by museums and it also sat hung up on the wall in a monastery for almost 250 years.Then finally it was used as a tourist attraction.

* Humanism: This shows Humanism because it shows peoples love for each other because it is a wedding. Humanism is peoples feeling and emotion.

*Secularism: Veronese's religious paintings balance out with his secular ones. He painted the Rape of Europa which went against the churches rules.