Thursday, September 15, 2016

"The Feast in the House of Levi"

The Feast in the House of Levi, or "Christ in the House of Levi," is an oil canvas painting by Paolo Veronese, an Italian painter. This was painted in 1573 and is 18.21feet by 41.99 feet. It was one of the largest paintings of the 16th century. It was painted for a wall of the refectory of the Basilica di Santi Giovanni e Paolo. This painting was the next best banqueting picture. It was originally called "The Lord's Last Supper," because it was a painting of Christ sharing his last supper with his host, Saint Matthew. Veronese was attested to court and had to change the name of the painting due to the painting containing "buffoons" and obnoxious, drunk Germans who were dressed in elegant costumes in an extravagant setting.

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