The Wedding Feast at Cana by Paolo Veronese (476 Piece Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle)
- Categories: 18th Century, 401 - 500 Pieces, Fine Art, Level 3, Modern, New Arrivals, Puzzles For Her, Puzzles For Him, Religious, Spring, Summer
- Type: 401-500 Piece Puzzle
Painted by Paolo Veronese in 1563, this is one of the best examples of large figure paintings and established him as one of the great Venetian artists of the 16th century.
Veronese combined the glowing palette of Titian with the monumental columns of Rome to create a luxurious style of painting decorated with dazzling costumes and color. The painting currently hangs in the Louvre, and due to a recent 3-year restoration program, many of the hues have regained their original brilliance.
The painting is considered Veronese's great masterpiece of Biblical art and one of Cinquecento's most "modern" religious paintings. The huge work (roughly 22 X 32 feet) was commissioned for the refectory in the Benedictine monastery on San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice island. The artist's fee was 324 ducats, board, lodging, and a barrel of wine. Helped by his brother, Benedetto Caliari, Veronese completed the massive painting in fifteen months.
The theme of the painting is based on the Bible story about a marriage held at Cana, Galilee, attended by Mary, Jesus, and his disciples. Towards the end of the wedding feast, as the wine begins to run out, Jesus asks that stone jars be filled with water which he then turns into wine. Unlike most conventional interpretations, Veronese imagined the more modern setting of a typically extravagant Venetian wedding.
The detail in the painting is incredible, but while many figures interact with one another, none are actually speaking. This is to comply with the code of silence observed by all Benedictine monks in the refectory where the painting was to hang.
The perfect gift for wooden jigsaw puzzlers, this traditional adult wooden jigsaw puzzle can be done repeatedly. Our wooden jigsaw puzzle artists have included many wedding-inspired shaped, whimsy wooden jigsaw puzzle pieces, and we have integrated them in ways that will delight and surprise you as you put the wooden jigsaw puzzle together.
This puzzle is also available as a mini wooden jigsaw puzzle here.
- Includes a Bonus Poster to Guide Assembly
- Number of Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces: 476
- Completed Puzzle Size: 15" X 11"
- Artist: Paolo Veronese
- Serial #: NP23-476-605
- Wood Thickness: 4mm
- Cut Style: Modern
- Difficulty: Level 3
- Made in the USA
- Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle for Adults