Paul Veronese (1528–1588), was an Italian Renaissance painter from Venice.
He is known for large-format history paintings of religion and mythology, such as The Wedding at Cana (1563) and The Feast in the House of Levi (1573). Included with Titian and Tintoretto, Veronese these three artists were considered the greatest of the cinquecento and the Late Renaissance in the 16th century. After an early Mannerist period, Paul Veronese developed a naturalist style of painting, full of colour and influenced by Titian.
His most famous works are elaborate narrative cycles, executed in a dramatic and colorful style, full of majestic architectural settings and glittering pageantry. His large paintings of biblical feasts, crowded with figures, painted for the refectories of monasteries in Venice and Verona are especially famous, and he was also the leading Venetian painter of ceilings. Most of these works remain in situ, or at least in Venice, and his representation in most museums is mainly composed of smaller works such as portraits that do not always show him at his best or most typical.