The Wedding at Cana

The Wedding at Cana is a painting produced around 1563 by Italian artist Paolo Veronese.

The work of art describes the Wedding Feast at Cana, a supernatural occurrence story from the Christian New Testament. In the story, Jesus and his pupils were invited to a wedding celebration in Cana in the Galilee. Towards the end of the feast, when the wine was running out, Jesus instructed workers to fill glasses with water, which he then transformed into wine

The composition of the scene exhibits a combo of contemporary and vintage details. The architecture is classic Greco-Roman, with Doric and Corinthian columns surrounding an open courtyard walled via a low balustrade. Within the distance stands a whimsical, arcaded tower and in the foreground, a group of musicians playing late Renaissance instruments. At the back of the musicians, Jesus and his mom, the Blessed Virgin Mary (an elder girl in easy gown), are seated with halos.

The overall composition of this painting offers audience a great experience with it’s Immaculate details, wide variety of colors, great architecture, hundreds of people and huge feast

The work can be viewed at Museum Louvre, Paris


ArtistPaolo Veronese
LocationMuseum Louvre
MediumOil on Canvas

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