Paolo Veronese

photo of Xavier Solomon giving lecture at The Frick Collection

Between 1566 and 1567, the priest Francesco degli Arbori oversaw the construction of a small private chapel on the island of Murano, in the Venetian Lagoon. To decorate it, he commissioned Paolo Veronese, one of the most sought-after artists in Venice. The two principal works from the building, recently restored, are the focus of the special exhibition and this lecture.

 

 

Link to introductory video for the exhibition 'Veronese in Murano'

Xavier F. Salomon, Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator at The Frick Collection, provides an introduction to the current exhibition, Veronese in Murano: Two Venetian Renaissance Masterpieces Restored, on view at the Frick Collection from October 24, 2017 through March 25, 2018.

Link to video of Xavier Salomon discussing paintings by Veronese in The Frick Collection

Xavier F. Salomon, Chief Curator at The Frick Collection, discusses two paintings by Paolo Veronese. Purchased by Henry Clay Frick in 1912, they can still be found in their original location in the West Gallery, where they have been installed since the house was built.

Painting of man in white garb stretching between two women in dresses

Veronese’s Allegories: Virtue, Love, and Exploration in Renaissance Venice

April 11, 2006 to July 16, 2006

The art of Paolo Veronese (1528–1588) is inextricably linked to the idea of opulence and splendor in Renaissance Venice. His paintings are grandiose visions of the richness and spectacle of sixteenth-century Venetian life. Crowded compositions with theatrical effects, in which groups of sumptuously dressed people re-enact religious and secular events, have become synonymous with Veronese’s oeuvre, and his dazzling and effective use of color has been praised and celebrated over the centuries.

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