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The National Gallery invites visitors to experience the key works of Paolo Veronese; one of the most significant, influential and beautiful painters of the Venetian Renaissance, in the first monographic show on the artist to be held in the United Kingdom.
The National Gallery owns ten paintings by Veronese and these will be displayed next to other major works by the artist which have been loaned by European and American museums to form a display of about 50 works. These will offer visitors the opportunity to enjoy his magnificent visions such as ‘The Family of Darius before Alexander’ and the ‘Allegories of Love’; a series of four paintings which each concentrate on a specific aspect – ‘Unfaithfulness’, ‘Scorn’, ‘Respect’ and ‘Happy Union’.
Veronese created works ranging from complex fresco decorations of villas and palaces to large-scale altarpieces, smaller devotional paintings, mythological, allegorical and historical pictures, and portraits. His works were sought after by collectors and studied by artists in the 17th and 18th centuries, with Carracci, Rubens, Tiepolo and Watteau among those indebted to his art.
New research on Veronese’s works is being carried out especially for the exhibition, and the catalogue is intended to become the key and most up-to-date publication in English on the artist.
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