OK, this question has nothing to do with “Catholic living,” I suppose, and still less with popular media (though painting used to be a popular medium…). But I can’t find any thread on the forums that sounds anything like what I need to find out (is there a ‘Catholic high culture’ thread? Catholicism and the arts?). Perhaps some “living Catholic” out there can help me. People on these forums are so helpful.
I have a question about a Renaissance painting shown at this link:
I’m not sure I can put a link in a post, but there it is.
I’m helping a Polish priest write a homily. He mentions a painting by Paolo Veronese of the raising of the son of the widow at Nain. I can only find about three paintings of that subject online, none of them by Veronese. When I searched for the title of the painting in Polish, I got only one website - the one linked above - which identifies the painting as by Veronese (or Caliari). The strange thing about the painting is that no ‘son’ is visible, only a woman on her knees, supported by two others, apparently asking Jesus for something.
I’ve searched the Web Gallery of Art to no avail. Wikipedia is of no help. I’ve even done the old-fashioned thing and looked in various art books on Renaissance art - nothing.
Is anyone out there an expert on Renaissance art? Can you identify the painter and possibly the painting as well?
The painting is important to a point in the homily, so we’ve got to get this right. Also, I should come up with a slide of it. The one in the link above has a word going across it, and since I can’t find the true author (I’m assuming it’s not Veronese), I can’t find another version of it on the Web.
Any help would be appreciated.