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

Landscape with Harbour

Villa Barbaro, Maser

With Titian and Tintoretto, Veronese formed the great triad of Venetian painters in the advanced sixteenth century. With the assistance of his workshop, he decorated the interiors of the villa in Maser designed by Andrea Palladio. The wall opposite the windows, under a religious motif of The Mystical Betrothal of St Catherine, is occupied by an illusionistic landscape view. The flanking trompe-l'oeil architecture includes painted marble statues of two allegorical figures, and beneath the "window" on the landscape sits a little dog, made not of flesh and blood but likewise of eye-deceiving paint.