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

Feast in the House of Levi (detail)

1573
Oil on canvas
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice

With his eloquent gesture the elegantly dressed Venetian accompanied by a page links the figures in the left arch with Christ as the focus of the picture, in terms of both form and content. Without being a self-portrait, the portrait-like, characteristic head with a high forehead and distinctive nose does not lack a certain resemblance to the portraits we have of Veronese himself.