Diana Gisolfi, Ph.D
Paolo Veronese and the Practice of Painting in Late Renaissance Venice
Published by Yale University Press, 2017
The fruit of many years' study in Venice, Diana Gisolfi's book focuses on Veronese's materials, workshop organization, and remarkably varied techniques, providing a rich examination of the artist's painting practice and how it developed - as Paolo's training in Verona remained basic to distinguishing his methods from those of other masters in Venice, such as Titian and Tintoretto. Gisolfi's multidisciplinary approach brings together information on the physical qualities of Veronese's works discovered during recent conservation projects, a fresh look at contemporary texts from the 16th century, and a nuanced understanding of the world of artists, their collaborations and competitions, and their patrons in the Republic of Venice. This innovative methodology elucidates the working life of Veronese and his circle of contemporaries in new and fascinating ways.