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

Assumption

1585-87
Oil on canvas, 472 x 302 cm
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice

This big canvas - among other paintings by the Veronese workshop - once embellished the ceiling of the refectory in the now-destroyed San Giacomo Monastery on the Giudecca. If the Assumption derived from a joint effort, as sources indicate, Veronese himself is certainly responsible for the overall conception, which is clearly Mannerist and much indebted to the schools of Correggio and Parmigianino.




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