Veronese, Paolo real name Caliari
Italian, 16th century, male.
Born 1528, in Verona; died 19 April 1588, in Venice.
Painter, fresco artist, draughtsman. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, portraits. Murals.
Paolo Caliari was born to a stone cutter named Gabriele and his wife, Caterina. Raffaele Borghini and Carlo Ridolfi stated that Paolo first trained with Antonio Badile (1518–1560), perhaps from the age of 10, while Giorgio Vasari thought his first master was Giovanni Caroto (1488–1566), a painter and engraver of Verona’s antiquities. By the time he was 18, Paolo had studied many works of provincial masters such as Pisanello and Andrea Mantegna, and had been exposed to Roman classicism through study of Verona’s abundant ancient ruins and the works of the Veronese architect Michele Sanmicheli. Titian’s ...