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

Biblioteca Marciana: Salone

1537-88
Oil on canvas
Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, Venice

In the sumptuous Salone, designed by Jacopo Sansovino, on the walls is the series of Philosophers by Titian, Veronese, and Andrea Schiavone. The rich ceiling with allegorical scenes is by seven painters chosen by Titian and Sansovino. The tondi with personifications of music and honour are by Paolo Veronese who with these paintings won the golden chain given as a competition prize by the two artists.