Paolo Veronese

male / Italian
Verona 1528
Venice 1588-04-19
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brother of Benedetto Caliari, father of Carlo and Gabriele, uncle of Luigi Benfatto (= Alvise dal Friso)
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collaborating with Fontana (Zelotti) in Palazzo Ducale; his brother, sons and nephew were all employed in Veronese's large studio, which they continued as 'haeredes Pauli' (Paul’s heirs). Lefèbvre engraved many of his works.
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  • Verona 1543
    Initially trained as a stonecutter with his father, he became apprentice of the local painter Antonio Badile at age 14; at first influenced by Michelangelo and the major Mannerists
  • Venetië 1553
    began his long collaboration with the Venetian authorities in connection with the decoration of different parts of the Palazzo Ducale, mostly with Giambattista Fontana (Zelotti); in 1555 he started decorating S. Sebastiano in Venice
  • Veneto (regio)
    As a skilled fresco painter, he worked in the villas and palaces of many Venetian noblemen in the Veneto region; one of his most influential consignments was decorating the Villa at Maser for Daniele and Marcantonio Barbaro in 1561. The use of too much artistic freedom in his iconography brought him into conflict with the Inquisition in 1573.
  • Padua
  • Treviso
  • Murano (Venetië)
  • Mantua
  • Vicenza 1580
    c. 1580, the church of Sta. Corona
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This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
allegory, history (as a genre), portrait, Christian religious scene
Creation date: 1991-11-27; Last modified date: 2021-10-13
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