(b. 1528, Verona, d. 1588, Venezia)
Feast in the House of Levi (detail)1573
Oil on canvas
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice
The colourful dwarf jester with a parrot was among the motifs that the painter sought fruitlessly to justify to the Inquisition in 1573 by referring to the need to fill the canvas with decorative forms.