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

View of the façade

San Sebastiano, Venice

This church was built by Antonio Abbondi (called Scarpagnino) between 1505 and 1548. The plain exterior fails to suggest the rich paintings inside or even the architecturally interesting interior. Veronese painted a number of important works in the church which gradually, with its unassuming façade half hidden, was transformed into a radiant showcase of Veronese's art.

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