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Who Belongs in the Picture?

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Everyone agreed that it was a wonderful painting – Paolo Veronese’s ginormous depiction of Jesus and his disciples at the Last Supper.  But was it really a religious painting?    Church authorities in Venice in 1573 were deeply offended by what they saw on the canvas.  Why were so many of “the wrong people” basking in the gracious presence of Jesus? Veronese, along… Read more »