The Feast in the House of Levi by Paolo Veronese

This painting, one of the largest to come out of the Renaissance, depicts a raucous feast in the house of Levi, a follower of Christ. Jesus himself is there, as are his disciples and even tax collectors and Pharisees, as per the biblical verse from which this painting draws its inspiration. At first, the painting was created as a Last Supper, but because it’s so vibrant and full of debauchery, the Inquisition led a… well, inquisition about the painting. Veronese got in trouble, and as a remedy he simply renamed the painting instead of repainting the whole thing like he was initially told to do.


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