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In 1566, the Venetian priest Francesco degli Arbori commissioned two paintings by the celebrated artist Paolo Veronese. The canvases – Jerome in the Wilderness and St. Agatha Visited in Prison by St. Peter – were destined to decorate a small chapel the priest had built just outside the church and convent of Saint Maria degli Angeli on the island of Murano, in the lagoon of Venice. To protect the paintings from the humidity of the chapel and the risk of theft, the nuns moved them inside the main church, and by the early nineteeth-century, they had been transported to San Pietro Martire, another church in Murano. This 96-page publication accompanies the exhibition at The Frick Collection of the two Veronese masterpieces – their first presentation outside of Italy – following their full restoration by Venetian Heritage.
Veronese in Murano: Two Venetian Renaissance Masterpieces Restored was featured at NOMA from April 19th-September 3rd, 2018.
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