I have many photos of vast scenic vistas...but I decided to go in a different direction for this week. Here is Paolo Veronese's The Wedding Feast at Cana. From the Louvre's website:
"In 1553, Veronese was summoned to Venice where he gave free rein to his decorative talent in vast canvases that blended masterful composition, splendid contemporary costumes, and luminous colors. The Wedding Feast at Cana graced the refectory designed by Palladio for the Benedictine monastery on the Venetian island of San Giorgio Maggiore. With masterly freedom of interpretation, Veronese transposed the biblical episode to the sumptuous setting of a Venetian wedding."
It was completed in 1563, and at 6.77 x 9.94 metres (22.2 x 32.6 ft), it is one of the largest paintings in the Louvre's vast collection and hangs directly opposite the Mona Lisa.
No clue who the dude sitting on the railing is, but he gives some perspective to the painting's vast size, so I snapped a shot with him in it....
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