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Susannah and the Elders
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1580
Veronese, Paolo (Paolo Cagliari)
Susannah and the Elders
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1580
Veronese, Paolo (Paolo Cagliari)

Venetian sixteenth-century painters frequently made use of this story as it allowed them to depict their client´s preferred subject-the female nude- using the vehicle of a biblical episode. The confrontation between Susannah and the Elders is the most psychologically interesting moment in the narrative (Daniel 13, 15-27). Susannah´s pale, nude flesh conveys a strong sensation of fragility, emphasi

Young man from the Sanuto family chooses Virtue over Vice
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1560
Veronese, Paolo (Paolo Cagliari)
Young man from the Sanuto family chooses Virtue over Vice
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1560
Veronese, Paolo (Paolo Cagliari)

The moralizing intention of this work shows the two paths that will tempt men over the course of their lives: Virtue and Vice. Virtue, wearing the crown of laurels that has been her symbol since Antiquity, and hiding her anatomy under ample vestments, takes the youth by the hand. Vice, in the form of a blond Venetian courtesan with a generous décolleté and numerous jewels, reaches ou

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