Paolo (Caliari) Veronese

1528-1588 Italy-Mannerism

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Brief Biography-Paolo Caliari became Paolo Veronese after Verona, his place of birth. His father trained him as a sculptor but he preferred painting. He became a disciple of Antonio Badile in Verona and in due course painted several frescos in the region, notably large ones in the Villa Soranzo Castelfranco. He was more suited to large compositions.
In 1551 he moved to Venice to paint frescos, his first undertakings were ceilings in the Doge's Palace followed by the ceiling of the Church of San Sebastiano. He received further commissions from those works. One of his later most outstanding works is the Apotheosis of Venice in the Palazzo Ducale. Whilst his compositions for principal churches and palaces were supreme, some of his works for private patrons were considered to be of poor quality.
He travelled to Rome with the ambassador from Venice to the Pope where he observed the works of Raffaello Sanzio (Raphael) and Michael Angelo Buonaroti. When he returned to Venice his style improved so much that a knighthood was conferred on him by the Doge. He submitted a work in a competition for the best painting for Saint Marks and won a premium of a large gold chain. He was so proud of his victory he wore the chain around his neck in public as a mark of distinction.
There are several paintings that are attributed to Paolo, however as they look somewhat rougher, they may have been done by his brother Benedetto or his son Carletto Cagliari who painted in the style of Paolo.
He was overall influenced by Tiziano Vecellio (Titian) and Jacopo Robusti Tintoretto. Some of his designs were in the manner of Albrecht Durer who he studied in his youth. His work in turn had an influence on artists such as Sir Peter Paul Rubens 1577-1640, Johann Anton Eismann 1604-1698, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo 1696-1770 and many more. He is to this day considered to be one of the greatest artists ever.

 

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baptism and
temptation of christ

 baptism and temptation of christ


crucifixion

crucifixion

feast at the house
of simon two

feast at the house of simon two

feast in the house
of levi

feast in the house of levi

feast in the house
of simon

feast in the house of simon

jesus among the
doctors

jesus among the doctors


last supper

last supper

supper
in emmaus

supper in emmaus

susanna and
the elders

susanna and the elders

the adoration
of the virgin

the adoration of the virgin by the coccina family


the annunciation

the annunciation

the
marriage at cana

the marriage at cana

portrait of doge
sebastiano venier

votive portrait of doge sebastiano venier

vulcan
and venus

vulcan and venus

youth between
virtue and vice

youth between virtue and vice

adoration
of the magi

adoration of the magi by Paolo Veronese

adoration
of the magi two

adoration of the magi two

adoration
of the magi three

adoration of the magi three

adoration
of the shepherds

adoration of the shepherds

adoration of
the shepherds two

adoration of the shepherds two

adoration of
the shepherds three

adoration of the shepherds three

aged oriental with
a young woman

aged oriental with a young woman

allegory of love one
infidelity

allegory of love one infidelity

allegory of love two
scorn

allegory of love two scorn

allegory of love
three respect

allegory of love three respect

allegory of love four
happy union

allegory of love four happy union

allegory of wisdom
and strength

allegory of wisdom and strength


annunciation

annunciation


annunciation two

annunciation two


annunciation three

annunciation three

apotheosis
of venice

apotheosis of venice


aristotele

aristotele


assumption

assumption


assumption two

assumption two

assumption
of the virgin

assumption of the virgin by Paolo Veronese


bacchus and ceres

bacchus and ceres

bacchus vertumnus
and saturn

bacchus vertumnus and saturn


baptism of christ

baptism of christ

battle
of lepanto

battle of lepanto

chance crowning
a sleeping man

chance crowning a sleeping man

conversion of mary
magdalene

conversion of mary magdalene

conversion of saint
pantaleon

conversion of saint pantaleon

coronation of the
virgin

coronation of the virgin


crucifixion two

crucifixion two


crucifixion three

crucifixion three

dead christ supported
by two angels

dead christ supported by two angels

deposition
of christ

deposition of christ

enthroned madonna
and child

enthroned madonna and child with the infant saint john the baptist and saints

esther crowned by
ahasuerus

esther crowned by ahasuerus

fate crowning a
sleeping man

fate crowning a sleeping man

feast at the house
of simon

feast at the house of simon

figures behind
the parapet

figures behind the parapet

francesco barbaro
leaning out of a door

francesco barbaro leaning out of a door

girl
in the doorway

girl in the doorway

healing of the
lame man

healing of the lame man at the pool of bethesda

holy family with
saint catherine

holy family with st catherine and the infant saint john

holy family with
saints

holy family with saints anthony abbot catherine and the infant john the baptist

honor et virtus post
mortem floret

honor et virtus post mortem floret


honour

honour

hyman juno
and venus

hyman juno and venus


illusory door

illusory door

juno showering gifts
on venetia

juno showering gifts on venetia

jupiter hurling
thunderbolts

 jupiter hurling thunderbolts at the vices

lamentation over
the dead christ

lamentation over the dead christ

landscape with villa
and carriages

landscape with villa and carriages


landscape

landscape


lucretia

lucretia

madonna enthroned
with child saint john

madonna enthroned with child saint john the baptist saintt louis of toulouse and donors[


marriage at cana

marriage at cana


mars and neptune

mars and neptune

mars and venus
united by love

mars and venus united by love

mars undressing
venus

mars undressing venus by Paolo Veronese