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Paolo Veronese (Veronese Paolo)

( Italian painter, representative of the Venetian school)

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Biography Paolo Veronese (Veronese Paolo)
(1528-1588)
Born in 1528 in Verona. Real name - Paolo Cagliari (Cagliari) or Caliari (Caliari). He was the son of sculptor Gabriele Cagliari and nephew of the artist Antonio Badilla, from whom, and received his early art education. On Veronese Veronese artists were influenced by Domenico Bruzazorchi and Paolo Farinata; an important role in his artistic formation has played a traditional interest masters of Verona School of Architecture and spatial composition. About the artist's talent soon found outside of Verona. By 1553 Veronese had already worked in Venice; songs performed by them to decorate the Doges' Palace and the sacristy of the church of San Sebastiano, was estimated as high as the works of his older contemporaries - Titian and Tintoretto. Thanks to the patronage of Titian, Veronese participated in the decoration of ceilings in the new library of San Marco. This job was completed to 1560. Since then and until his death Veronese remained the most active and brilliant master of monumental and decorative painting, he worked for both the city and church authorities, and for individuals. Characters in his huge tracks performed by the proud dignity, luxuriously dressed and represent the ceremonial side of Venetian life 16. in all its splendor. Veronese continued and enriched the tradition of depicting the festivities, running from Gentile Bellini and Carpaccio. In his works there is no psychological force that distinguishes the portraits of Titian, or a deep spiritual nature, inherent in the works of Tintoretto, but he remains unsurpassed among the Venetian colorist and master of complex spatial compositions. Lack of interest in the accurate transfer of parts of the biblical text and to their traditional interpretation is reflected in a series of paintings depicting great feasts, such as the Marriage at Cana (Louvre) and the Feast in the House of Levi (Venice, Gallerie dell'Accademia). Inclusion in the composition of such a set of genre scenes and such secular interpretation of the themes of Scripture displeased Inquisition, but the Veronese managed to avoid charges of heresy. In the last years of his life he was busy with the restoration of interior decoration of the Palace of the Doges, suffered a fire in 1577. Veronese died in Venice, April 19, 1588.


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