Paolo Veronese

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I had not thought that I was doing wrong; I had never taken so many things into consideration.

Paolo Veronese (152819 April 1588) was an important Venetian Renaissance painter. His birth name was Paolo Cagliari or Paolo Caliari; he became known as "Veronese" from his birthplace in Verona.

Quotes[edit]

We painters take the same liberties as poets and madmen.
I paint my pictures with such judgment as I have and as seems fitting.

Testimony to the Inquisition (1573)[edit]

Testimony to the Inquisition in Venice (18 July 1573) as translated by Charles Yriarte
  • We painters use the same license as poets and madmen.
    • Unsourced variant translation: We painters take the same liberties as poets and madmen.
  • I paint my pictures with all the considerations which are natural to my intelligence, and according as my intelligence understands them.
    • Unsourced variant translation: I paint my pictures with such judgment as I have and as seems fitting.
  • I had not thought that I was doing wrong; I had never taken so many things into consideration.

Quotes about Veronese[edit]

  • Titian, Tintoretto, and Paul Veronese absolutely enchanted me, for they took away all sense of subject. ... It was the poetry of color which I felt, procreative in its nature, giving birth to a thousand things which the eye cannot see, and distinct from their cause.
  • There are three Venetians that are never separated in my mind — Titian, Veronese, and Tintoret.
    • John Ruskin, in Art Culture : A Hand-Book of Art Technicalities and Criticisms (1877), p. 9

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