Respect, after Veronese

For the first time in my lifetime the four paintings of Veronese’s Allegory of Love are being show together. Wow!
Having driven myself slightly mad drawing from The Vision of Saint Helene I thought I would further the experience with Respect

http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/paolo-veronese-respect

Strangely, working from this complex piece was delightful. The elusiveness of Veronese coupled with the believability get me every time. There’s also something about seeing the Allegory as a whole which makes it so much more than the sum of the parts.

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