Veronese: Magnificence in Renaissance Venice

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Veronese: Magnificence in Renaissance Venice

Date and time

19 March – 15 June 2014

Rooms 4-8 and 11-12
Daily 10am – 6pm (last admission 5.15pm)
Fridays 10am – 9pm (last admission 8.15pm)

From the deftly captured shimmer of a pearl, to the sweep and splendour of his architectural settings, Veronese has captured our imaginations over centuries.

Veronese's paintings are magnificent visions of opulence, spectacle and colour. Having once adorned churches, palaces, villas and public buildings throughout the Veneto region, they are inseparable from our vision of Renaissance Venice. 

The exhibition is a visual feast of around 50 of these works. It marks the most significant collection of masterpieces by the artist ever to be displayed in the UK, with some major loans travelling to London from across the globe. 

Many of the paintings are enormous in size, and required a large-scale re-hang of the Gallery’s collection to accommodate, and some are reunited in the exhibition for the first time in hundreds of years.

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About the artist

Paolo Caliari (1528–1588) of Verona (hence ‘Veronese’) was one of the most renowned and sought-after artists working in Venice in the 16th century. A virtuoso and a craftsman, Veronese created works ranging from complex frescoes to altarpieces, devotional paintings, mythological, allegorical and historical pictures, and portraits.

It was in Venice, endorsed by Titian, and working alongside Jacopo Sansovino and Andrea Palladio, that Veronese was established as one of the leading artists in Europe. His posthumous reputation has been as consistently high as his influence has been strong. The work of Van Dyck, RubensWatteau, Tiepolo and Delacroix depend upon his example.

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Veronese: Magnificence in Renaissance Venice (19 March – 15 June 2014) has been organised in association with the Museo di Castelvecchio, Verona, to complement their exhibition Paolo Veronese. L'illusione della realtà (5 July – 5 October 2014).

Image above: Detail from Paolo Veronese, 'The Conversion of Mary Magdalene', about 1548

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