Veronese, Paolo REPRODUCTIONS DETAILS
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Allegory of Wisdom and Strength, c.1580 ( Oil Painting Reproduction Detail )
Veronese often painted religious scenes, placing them in an incongruous Venetian setting with the saints dressed in finery and jewels. Although Veronese was censored for this decorative element which some viewed as sacrilegious, it enabled him to portray the splendor of life in the rich and triumphant city state of Venice.