Marriage at Cana
This piece was created by Paolo Veronese in 1563 for San Giorgio Maggiore. It is currently located at the Musee de Louvre in Paris, France. Having great artistic technique, secular views, and including himself and other artists into the piece is what makes Marriage at Cana so significant. This painting shows many people gathered to eat, and talk. Behind the balcony shows various people carrying trays of food, and in the center of the painting shows a band of musicians. What makes this piece so interesting is that Paolo Veronese painted Titian, himself, and many other leading artists into the band. In the painting, Paolo is in white playing a "viol".
This piece is closely linked to secularism. This painting contradicts the religious belief of how Christ turned water into wine at the wedding at Cana, by opposing the themes of modesty. Paolo shows lavishly dressed people being waited on by servers, and having an abundance of food. What makes me find this piece so interesting is the rich color, tremendous detail, and how Paolo Veronese included himself and other artists into the piece. To see a picture of this painting, you could go to www.artstor.com using the following link: http://library.artstor.org/library/iv2.html?parent=true#
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