Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Paolo Veronese

I have always been fascinated by the old master’s “worm’s eye views” of angels and the like cavorting about among the clouds Paolo Veronese (1528-1588) in particular comes to mind.  Although primarily known as a colorist and for his majestic architectural settings, it is the gyrations of his levitated subjects that so grab my attention.  I also relate well to his architectural backdrops often being positioned parallel to this picture plane – this diminishes the visual interest of the perspective and heightening the importance of the main subject.

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