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Paolo Veronese (real name Paolo Cagliari) - a native of Italy, a bright representative of the late Renaissance. Gabriele and Katerina, he was the fifth son.
The Paolo family hails from Lombardy, but owing to the service of the father and grandfather of the future artist, he entered Verona, where the family remained. Paolo studied with the architect Michele San Michele, but he did not like this profession. Without thinking twice, he went to the artist Antonio Badile, who was also his uncle.
By the age of 25, Veronese got to his feet and took up monumental painting. He was a master of composition and an unsurpassed colorist. Fame for the budding artist came in 1553. He was invited to work on the decoration of the Doge's Palace in Venice. And after painting the ceiling in the library of San Marco, his fate was determined - from that moment until the end of his days, Veronese worked in the genre of monumental and decorative painting.
Until 1555, the artist lived in his native Verona, and then again received an order in Venice. This time he began to paint the church of St. Sebastian. In the late 50s, Veronese tried to paint portraits, and this venture was successful.
Veronese's activity in Venice made an extraordinary sensation; he painted murals, temples, churches, painted portraits. Almost the entire period of his work was held in Venice. His works have been impressive, impressive and will certainly impress more than one generation.
In 1560, in Rome, Veronese became acquainted with the works of Michelangelo and Raphael.
In 1566, Paolo Veronese married the daughter of his uncle and teacher Antonio Badile. He became a caring and loving father for his 4 children. By the way, Paolo named one of his sons in honor of his father Gabriel.
In the 80s, the artist began to lose his former strength. In dreams of rest, in 1583, Veronese acquires an estate where he settles with his wife and children. And after 5 years, he gets pneumonia and dies. Paolo Veronese buried in the church of San Sebastiano.
Paolo Veronese lived exactly 60 years. He spent most of his life far from home in Venice, where he died. But the artist always remembered his homeland. These memories were the source of his inspiration.
After Veronese’s death, his sons formed a community of “followers of Paolo” and released their paintings under this name. But, compared with their father, they were not so talented and their creations did not bring any success.