Sala Verona (“Verona room”) houses murals based on works by Verona painters. Caliari, known as Veronese, with the powerful Christ’s deposition; two works by Orbetto, a very successful painter whose paintings were very much appreciated outside Italy; a work by Bassetti and a detail of a fresco by Altichiero, one of the most appreciated Italian artists of the 1300s.
Works in works
1. Alessandro Turchi, known as Orbetto, Christ and the adulteress. Born in Verona in 1578, he was artistically educated in Felice Brusasorci’s workshop, in Verona as well. The work here reproduced was painted in 1619. The confined space and the presence of only three persons is typical of Veneto’s Renaissance painting.
2. Alessandro Turchi, known as Orbetto, Saint Agatha attended by Saint Peter and an angel in prison. Oil on canvas by the master Turchi, dating circa 1640, kept in Maryland’s Walters Art Museum.
3. Paolo Caliari, known as Veronese, Deposition of Christ. Magnificent painting by Veronese (Verona, 1528), oil on canvas, 1548-1549. The artist in this painting achieves the zenith of his art by expressing an energy and a drama that are incredibly realistic.
4. Altichiero da Zevio, Crucifixion. Born in 1330, Altichiero worked mostly in Verona and Padua and he is considered by some critics to be one of the most genial painters of the 1300s.
This painting, created between 1376 and 1379, is a fresco within three arches and it is located in the chapel of Saint James in Saint Anthony’s Cathedral in Padua.
5. Marcantonio Bassetti, Saint Sebastian tended by Saint Irene. The artist (Verona, 1586) descended from a notaries’ family. He was, for a short time, a pupil of Felice Brusasorci’s, who had a popular workshop and died in 1605. This painting is one of the artist’s foremost works.