Late paintings (1580s)
by Paolo VERONESE

Towards the end of his life Paolo Veronese's creative imagination becomes veiled with an inner poetry. His colours no longer stand out in brilliant juxtapositions but become more modulated with rich effects of light and shade. In the last decade of his life Veronese painted two large decorative cycles of religious pictures (eleven canvases for the Venetian church of San Nicolò dei Frari, popularly known as San Nicolò della Lattuga, and ten canvases inspired by stories from the Old and New Testaments, known as the Duke of Buckingham series), and many altarpieces and other religious paintings, including several Crucifixes for various churches.

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Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
St Anthony Preaching to the Fish
c. 1580
Oil on canvas, 104 x 150 cm
Galleria Borghese, Rome

1471*1000
True Color
158 Kb



Pietà
c. 1581
Oil on canvas, 147 x 111 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

932*1255
True Color
132 Kb



Pietà (detail)
c. 1581
Oil on canvas
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

652*886
True Color
100 Kb



Sts Mark, James and Jerome with the Dead Christ Borne by Angels
1581-82
Oil on canvas, 365 x 181 cm
San Zulian, Venice

800*1546
True Color
197 Kb



St Nicholas Named Bishop of Myra
1580-82
Oil on canvas, diameter 198 cm
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice

1058*1000
True Color
134 Kb



Baptism and Temptation of Christ
1580-82
Oil on canvas, 248 x 450 cm
Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan

1500*772
True Color
189 Kb



Crucifixion
1580-82
Oil on canvas, 287 x 447 cm
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice

1432*900
True Color
196 Kb



Crucifixion (detail)
1580-82
Oil on canvas
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice

1100*1100
True Color
151 Kb



Crucifixion (detail)
1580-82
Oil on canvas
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice

1246*1000
True Color
167 Kb



The Martyrdom and Last Communion of Saint Lucy
c. 1582
Oil on canvas, 140 x 173 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington

1000*800
True Color
107 Kb



The Vision of St Helena
c. 1580
Oil on canvas, 166 x 134 cm
Pinacoteca, Vatican

910*1119
True Color
166 Kb



St Jerome
c. 1580
Oil on canvas, 251 x 167 cm
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice

932*1400
True Color
161 Kb



Youth between Virtue and Vice
1580-82
Oil on canvas, 102 x 153 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid

1348*900
True Color
186 Kb



Crucifixion
c. 1582
Oil on canvas, 102 x 102 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

1030*1015
True Color
156 Kb



Crucifixion
1580s
Oil on canvas, 305 x 165 cm
San Lazzaro dei Mendicanti, Venice

800*1457
True Color
100 Kb



St Francis in Ecstasy
c.1582
Oil on quatrefoil canvas, 437 x 259 cm
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice

1656*1000
True Color
192 Kb



Adoration of the Shepherds
1582-83
Oil on canvas, 375 x 182 cm
San Giuseppe di Castello, Venice

900*1592
True Color
186 Kb



Christ Washing the Feet of the Disciples
1580s
Oil on canvas, 139 x 283 cm
Národní Galerie, Prague

1500*741
True Color
133 Kb



Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane
1583-84
Oil on canvas, 108 x 180 cm
Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan

1187*900
True Color
130 Kb



Venus and Adonis
c. 1586
Oil on canvas, 68 x 52 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

1009*1300
True Color
203 Kb



Assumption of the Virgin
1586
Oil on canvas, 398 x 200 cm
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice

850*1665
True Color
162 Kb



Assumption
1585-87
Oil on canvas, 472 x 302 cm
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice

900*1351
True Color
171 Kb



Conversion of St Pantaleon
1587-88
Oil on canvas, 277 x 160 cm
San Pantalon, Venice

821*1400
True Color
161 Kb



Conversion of St Pantaleon (detail)
1587-88
Oil on canvas
San Pantalon, Venice

1100*1102
True Color
173 Kb



Dead Christ Supported by Two Angels
1587-89
Oil on canvas, 110 94 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

1050*1200
True Color
144 Kb




Summary of paintings by Paolo Veronese
Religious themes
1540s | 1550s | 1560s | 1570s | 1580s
San Sebastiano | Chapel of Our Lady of the Rosary
Great decorations
Banquet scenes | Villa Barbaro | Palazzo Ducale | Biblioteca Marciana
Mythological and allegorical themes
Historical and Old Testament themes
Portraits