Testimony to the Inquisition, (1573)
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
- 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.
- Washington Allston, as quoted in The Quotable Artist (2002) by Peggy Hadden, p. 20
- 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