Paolo Veronese (1528 - 1588) was one of the giants of Venetian painting, the most elegant of the triumvirate that also included Titian and Tintoretto. Veronese is perhaps best known for his grand ceiling paintings and large scenes of Biblical feasts. Yet throughout his prodigious and successful career, he and his bustling workshop also created imposing altarpieces and smaller religious paintings for private devotion or collectors, striking portraits, depictions of sensual episodes drawn from the classical tradition, and majestic allegories glorifying the Venetian state. Veronese was also an outstanding draughtsman.
The exhibition Paolo Veronese: A Master and His Workshop in Renaissance Venice presents some of the artist's finest paintings and drawings now in North American museums and private collections, as well as a selection of prints after important works. To illustrate Veronese?s collaborations with other masters and his command of a workshop, the exhibition also features paintings and drawings created in part or full by talented collaborators, pupils, and assistants.
This exhibition was organized by The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida and received generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts Federal Indemnity Program, The Florida State University and The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Foundation, Inc., the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, the Mary Lou and Peter Vogt Museum Exhibition Fund, and the Steve and Stevie Wilberding Ringling Museum Endowment.