Paolo Veronese

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Paolo Veronese (Paolo Caliari) (Verona, 1528 – Venice, 1588) was an Italian Renaissance painter of the Venetian School. He became known as "Veronese" from his birthplace in Verona, Italy. There he studied painting with Antonio Badile.

Arriving in Venice in 1553, his first Venetian commission was a Sacra Conversazione from San Francesco della Vigna; he was later famous for paintings such as the ceiling paintings for San Sebastiano, the Doge's Palace, and the Marciana Library, The Wedding at Cana (1562–63, Louvre, Paris) and The Feast in the House of Levi (1573, Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice) (one of the largest canvases of the 16th century).

Along with Titian, and Tintoretto he constitute the triumvirate of pre-eminent Venetian painters (1500s).

Veronese is considered a supreme colorist and is renown for his luminous hues and harmonies of contrast (e.g. Baptism of Christ ).

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Marriage of Saint Catherine, 1580.

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