• In honor of Paolo Veronese

    18 days ago - By Chez Namaste Nancy

    Self Portrait
    Veronese's house in Venice
    The Feast in the House of Levi
    One of the problems with trying to write a post on an artist's birthday is that we don't HAVE the birthday's for many pre-19th century artists. In Paolo Veronese's case , we have his date of death which is today, April 19, 1588). Born in Verona in 1528, his father was a stonecutter and apprenticed his son Paolo at the age of 14 to a local artist. Paolo soon began to develop his own style of using lighter colors in a wider range.
    In 1543, he had moved to Mantua and worked on frescos in the city's cathedral. Ten years...
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