Showing posts with label Verona. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Verona. Show all posts

Thursday, 12 June 2014

The Veneto of Paolo Veronese

To celebrate the painter Paolo Veronese, from July 5, 2014 until January 19, 2015 art exhibition will be open to Verona, Vicenza, Padua, Castelfranco Veneto, Bassano del Grappa and other places in the Veneto.
The major exhibition “Paolo Veronese. The Illusion of Reality” hovewer will be in the Palazzo della Gran Guardia (Verona) from 5 July to 5 October 2014.
Few artists have captured the colours of the Renaissance Veneto, its luminous spaces and sumptuous architecture, as effectively as Paolo Veronese. In Verona, Vicenza and elsewhere will be exposed paintings of different foreign museums. So it is a very good initiative for art lovers.

frescoes in the Villa Barbaro-Maser

allegories of navigation, painting from Los Angeles-Museum of Art

allegories of love, painting from the National Gallery-London

Paolo Caliari, known as Paolo Veronese ( Verona 1528 – Venice 1588) was a painter based in Venice Republic, famous for large history paintings of both religious and mythological subjects.

Art experts are hoping that in the course of the exhibition is completed the restoration of a famous painting preserved in Venice: the Feast in the House of Levi

photos by Studio Esseci

website of the exhibition of Verona
Paolo Veronese was a citizen of the Republic of Venice and in his hometown 
sometimes there are commemorations of the ancient republic.
The artist was tried by the Inquisition Tribunal for the aristocratic style of the painting 
Last Supper of Jesus, but was sentenced only to change the title of the work.
And now we know the big picture as  the Feast in the House of Levi


Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Verona, ancient frescoes and historical monuments

Between the end of the twelfth century and the beginning of the thirteenth century in Verona there was a notable development of the arts.

Tourists can admire interesting frescoes in the churches of San Zeno, San Fermo and St. Anastasia but also other works of art.

monument Cangrande-photo Eggbread (wiki)

In general people should not forget that Verona for several years was administered by Cangrande della Scala and other noble men who were very careful. Finally, the city was an important medieval center.

frescoes San Fermo church- 2 photos by alpav

San Zeno church -ap

For other frescoes have only a few memories and evidence. The artists were numerous and in any case should not be forgotten that the example of Giotto in Padua (Scrovegni Chapel) was important.
To know more, read: "affreschi gotici e giotteschi a Verona".

Of course we should not forget the many other works of art  and the archaeological evidence of Verona Roman period. 


old bridge over the river Adige-photo by alpy

historic square-photo by Alpy

roman amphitheater

the balcony of Romeo and Juliet-photo by Alpy

old monument-Scaliger Tombs