Paulo Veronese

Paolo Veronese

  1. Alessandra Zamperini
  • ISBN 9780500093832
  • 32.60 x 27.00 cm
  • Hardback
  • 352pp
  • 300 Illustrations, 300 in colour
  • First published 2014
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The threads of Veronese’s career are brought together here to portray his spectacular body of work, which made a vital contribution to the reputation of Venice as a centre of civilisation

‘Clearly composed and informative … it really is sumptuously illustrated’ – The Spectator

Known for his enormous feast scenes, frescoes and ceiling paintings, Veronese refined the use of colour to enhance his illusionistic effects: he has been called the greatest colourist who ever lived.

Veronese was born in Verona in 1528, but it was Venice that became the centre of his working life. His mural and ceiling decorations for the Church of San Sebastiano, the Doge’s Palace and the Libreria Marciana earned him early acclaim, and he soon gained a reputation for his inventiveness, his mastery of perspective and his dignified depictions of classical grandeur, which brought him a circle of wealthy and cultured patrons.

As well as following the trajectory of Veronese’s art and iconography this volume, which includes over 300 illustrations, examines recurring themes within his work, illustrating his evolving approach to subjects such as banquets, Biblical women, moral allegories and the lives of the saints.

Alessandra Zamperini completed her doctorate at the University of Verona. She has written widely on Italian art of the fifteenth, sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.