Changes

Jump to navigation Jump to search
m
Minor formatting updates
Line 86: Line 86:     
But Veronese—in his expression of refined innocence, of joy and the sweeping grandeur of the celestial—reached an apex of artistic and spiritual insight that helped catapult Western art beyond the heights of the Renaissance.  
 
But Veronese—in his expression of refined innocence, of joy and the sweeping grandeur of the celestial—reached an apex of artistic and spiritual insight that helped catapult Western art beyond the heights of the Renaissance.  
 +
 +
[[File:Paolo Veronese bust at his grave.JPG|thumb|upright|alt=caption|Bust of Paolo Veronese above his tomb]]
    
== The ascension of Paul the Venetian ==
 
== The ascension of Paul the Venetian ==
  −
[[File:Paolo Veronese bust at his grave.JPG|thumb|upright|alt=caption|Bust of Paolo Veronese above his tomb]]
      
Near the close of his earthly life as the Venetian artist, he was advised by his guru, that he, Paolo, had earned his release from the schoolroom of earth and was ready to enter the realms of immortality. In 1588, Paolo contracted a fever and, after a few days of illness, died on April 9. His brother and sons buried him in San Sebastiano, where a bust was placed above his grave.  
 
Near the close of his earthly life as the Venetian artist, he was advised by his guru, that he, Paolo, had earned his release from the schoolroom of earth and was ready to enter the realms of immortality. In 1588, Paolo contracted a fever and, after a few days of illness, died on April 9. His brother and sons buried him in San Sebastiano, where a bust was placed above his grave.  
Line 104: Line 104:     
Here, at the [[Château de Liberté]], after his passing and yet prior to his ascension, Paul began the most important of his works,'' The Holy Trinity''. The canvas has the unprecedented distinction of conveying the vibrations of both dimensions of activity—the earthly and the heavenly—for the canvas was completed after his ascension.  
 
Here, at the [[Château de Liberté]], after his passing and yet prior to his ascension, Paul began the most important of his works,'' The Holy Trinity''. The canvas has the unprecedented distinction of conveying the vibrations of both dimensions of activity—the earthly and the heavenly—for the canvas was completed after his ascension.  
 +
 +
[[File:Veronese-Triomphe de Venise.jpg|thumb|alt=The Triumph of Venice|''The Triumph of Venice''. In an unsurpassed demonstration of contrasting color, Veronese draws the viewer’s eye from the glowing ambers below to the translucent blues and mother-of-pearl skies which frame the Lady Venice. Plush clouds and marble pillars unite heaven and earth. The perspective of the ceiling painting is tilted from bottom to top so that the foreground quarrel of armored knights, horses, and trumpets is downplayed and the viewer’s eye is irresistibly drawn along the swirling columns upwards to the coronation of Venus. Veronese’s use of pastel shades here, as in the coral-robed angel bearing the crown, also accentuates the heavenly event more than the dimmer browns and grays of the harsh scene below.]]
    
== A reflection on his life by the ascended master ==
 
== A reflection on his life by the ascended master ==
  −
[[File:Veronese-Triomphe de Venise.jpg|thumb|alt=The Triumph of Venice|''The Triumph of Venice''. In an unsurpassed demonstration of contrasting color, Veronese draws the viewer’s eye from the glowing ambers below to the translucent blues and mother-of-pearl skies which frame the Lady Venice. Plush clouds and marble pillars unite heaven and earth. The perspective of the ceiling painting is tilted from bottom to top so that the foreground quarrel of armored knights, horses, and trumpets is downplayed and the viewer’s eye is irresistibly drawn along the swirling columns upwards to the coronation of Venus. Veronese’s use of pastel shades here, as in the coral-robed angel bearing the crown, also accentuates the heavenly event more than the dimmer browns and grays of the harsh scene below.]]
      
The master Paul has spoken of his own artwork as Paolo Veronese:  
 
The master Paul has spoken of his own artwork as Paolo Veronese:  

Navigation menu