Poster Paolo Veronese - The Wedding feast at Cana 50 x 70 cm
Paolo Caliari, called Veronese (1528 - 1588)
The Wedding feast at Cana, 1562-1563
Oil on canvas: H. 6,77 m ; W. 9,94 m
In 1553, Veronese was summoned to Venice where he gave free rein to his decorative talent in vast canvases that blended masterful composition, splendid contemporary costumes, and luminous colors. The Wedding Feast at Cana graced the refectory designed by Palladio for the Benedictine monastery on the Venetian island of San Giorgio Maggiore. With masterly freedom of interpretation, Veronese transposed the biblical episode to the sumptuous setting of a Venetian wedding.