About the artist
Paolo Caliari Veronese (1528-1588) was an Italian Renaissance painter from the Venetian Republic. He was a master of colour and composition, and his works were known for their grand scale and opulent settings. He was a major influence on the development of the Venetian School of painting, and his works were highly sought after by patrons throughout Europe. He was also a prolific draftsman and printmaker. Veronese's personal life was marked by tragedy, as his wife and two of his sons died in infancy. He was also a devout Catholic, and his works often featured religious themes.
Also associated with: Venetian Republic, Renaissance painting, Venetian School, colour and composition, grand scale, opulent settings, draftsman, printmaker, tragedy, devout Catholic, religious themes.