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The Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine

Paolo Veronese (Paolo Caliari)
1528 - 1588
The Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine
c. 1547
Oil on canvas 84 x 100 cm

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A representative painter of the Venetian Renaissance, Veronese influenced Rubens, Tiepolo, and many other painters with his bright and lively colors and clear composition, which he learned from Raphael. In the center of this painting, produced while Veronese was still active in his birthplace of Verona, is the Virgin Mary holding the Christ Child. To their right is St. Catherine, known as the "bride of Christ".

photo:Paolo Veronese (Paolo Caliari)
The Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine