16th-17th century Veronese
(Verona, Italy, 1524 - 1606, Verona, Italy)
Unusually forceful and prolific, Paolo Farinati was a leading painter at Verona. Exaggerating the school’s tendencies, his style combines the color and mobile light of the Venetian tradition with the pronounced form of Giulio Romano’s work at nearby Mantua and the elegant stylization of Emilian painting. Later, he would be influenced by the more thorough synthesis of these elements in the work of his illustrious compatriot, Paolo Veronese. True to his Roman and Mannerist interests, Farinati was an incessant and resolute draftsman.