VERONESE, Paolo
(b. 1528, Verona, d. 1588, Venezia)

Feast in the House of Simon (detail)

1556-60
Oil on canvas
Galleria Sabauda, Turin

Pediments, colonnaded halls and roof terraces filled with onlookers are a notable feature of Veronese's great feast scenes. The bearded oriental who points to the scene of Christ being anointed ensures the multiple interweaving and dovetailing of pictorial architecture and figurative staffage so typical of Veronese.