Creativity of the artist Paolo Veronese, paintings and biography

  • Year of birth: 1528
  • Date of death: April 19, 1588
  • A country: Italy


Paolo Veronese (real name Paolo Cagliari) - a native of Italy, a bright representative of the late Renaissance. The artist was born in 1528 in the family of a stonecutter in Verona (hence the pseudonym). In Gabriele and Catherine, he was the fifth son.
Paolo's family is from Lombardy, but on duty of the future artist's father and grandfather brought to Verona, where the family remained. Paolo studied with architect Michele San Michele, but he didn’t like this profession. Without thinking twice, he turned to the artist Antonio Badil, who was also his uncle.
By the age of 25, Veronese got to his feet and engaged in monumental painting. He was a master of composition and an unsurpassed colorist. Fame to the novice artist came in 1553. He was invited to work on the decoration of the Doge's Palace in Venice. And after painting the ceiling in the library of San Marco, his fate was determined - from that moment until the end of his days, Veronese worked in the genre of monumental-decorative painting.
Until 1555, the artist lived in his native Verona, and then again received an order in Venice. This time he began to paint the church of St. Sebastian. In the late 50s Veronese tried to paint portraits, and this idea was crowned with success.
Veronese’s activities in Venice created an extraordinary furor, he painted frescoes, temples, churches, painted portraits. Almost the entire period of his work was held in Venice. His works were impressive, impressive and will certainly impress more than one generation.
In 1560 in Rome, Veronese met with the works of Michelangelo and Raphael.
In 1566, Paolo Veronese marries the daughter of his uncle and teacher, Antonio Badil. He became a caring and loving father for his 4 children. By the way, he named one of his sons after his father, Gabriel.
In the 80s, the artist began to lose his former strength. In his dreams of rest, in 1583, Veronese acquired an estate, where he settled with his wife and children. And after 5 years, ill with pneumonia and dying. Paolo Veronese is buried in the church of San Sebastiano.
Paolo Veronese lived exactly 60 years. He spent most of his life away from home in Venice, where he died. But the artist always remembered his homeland. These memories were the source of his inspiration.
After the death of Veronese, his sons formed a community of "followers of Paolo" and produced their paintings under this name. But compared to their father, they were not so talented and their creations did not bring any success.

Paintings by Paolo Veronese

Adoration of the Magi
Venus and Adonis
Marriage in Cana of Galilee
Mars and Venus
Allegory of the Battle of Lepanto
Sermon of John the Baptist
Saint Catherine's betrothal
A feast in the house of Levi
Abduction of Europe
Triumph of venice
Self portrait

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