The Wedding at Cana

Artist: the late-Renaissance orMannerist Italian painter, Paolo Veronese
Year: 1563

The Wedding at Cana is a large painting completed in 1563 by the late-Renaissance Italian painter, Paolo Veronese. Currently It is exhibited in one of the world’s biggest and the most visited art museum in the world the Musée du Louvre (Louvre Museum) in Paris.

The painting is of the Wedding Feast at Cana in the Galilee, where, according to story from the Christian New Testament, Jesus Christ was invited with his disciples and Jesus does miracle by turning the water filled jugs into wine after feast. In 1562, the work was commissioned by the Benedictine Monastery of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice, Italy. The painting was completed within 15 months by the year 1562. It was in the refectory of the monastery for 235 years, until it was plundered by Napoléon in 1797, and shipped to Paris.

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