03-26-2012 05:09 PM
And if Bruegel, why not Veronese:
This is featured on the Louvre web site, so for more information, go there. An excerpt:
"This huge canvas once adorned the refectory of the monastery of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice. Here, Veronese, acclaimed as a colorist and for painting vast, multifigured scenes, chose to depict Christ’s first miracle, performed during the Marriage at Cana. Working the perspective so as to draw the spectator into the scene, he transposed the biblical episode to his own era, rich 16th-century Venice. Note the splendor of the fabrics, the sumptuous jewelry, silver and silver-gilt tableware, and the elegant Palladian architecture, which set a magnificent stage for this story, which is supposed to have taken place in the home of poor people who ran out of wine during a wedding feast."
Some will say a woman, his Mother Mary, was the one who coaxed Jesus into performing his first miracle -- bringing wine and festivity to a wedding feast.
03-27-2012 08:36 AM