Paolo Cagliari

Born: 1528 AD
Died: 1588 AD, at 60 years of age.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Artists, Painters, Portrait Painter


1528 - Paolo Veronese, born in Verona, Italy. He was a prolific and important painter of the Renaissance in Venice, famous for paintings such as The Wedding at Cana and The Feast in the House of Levi.

1542 - By the age of 14, he apprenticed with the local master Antonio Badile, and perhaps with Giovanni Francesco Caroto.

1548 - He then moved briefly to Mantua, where he created frescoes in that city's Duomo, before ultimately settling in Venice.

1553 - He obtained his first state commission, the fresco decoration of the Sala dei Cosiglio dei Dieci and adjoining Sala dei Tre Capi del Consiglio.

1556 - He was commissioned to paint the first of his monumental banquet scenes, the Feast in the House of Simon.

1562 - 1563 - The Wedding at Cana, painted, was commissioned for Palladio's refectory in San Giorgio Maggiore. 

1565 - 1570 - In the refectory paintings, as in The Family of Darius before Alexander, he arranged the architecture to run mostly parallel to the picture plane, accentuating the processional character of the composition.

1573 - Completed the painting which is now known as the Feast in the House of Levi for the rear wall of the refectory of the Basilica di San Zanipolo.

1588 - He died this year in Venice, Italy.

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