Christ turns water into wine for the groom of the wedding who has run out
Not many people are interested in the miracle that has taken place
Came into trouble with the Inquisition for the lack of spirituality in the painting: dwarves, jesters and German soldiers abound–daring artistic license
The expressive hedonism so alien to the religious context - the subject in fact appears to be a purely pagan one in exaltation of love of life in 16th century Venice - aroused the suspicions of the Inquisition. On July 18th 1573 Veronese was summoned by the Holy Office to appear before the Inquisition accused of heresy. If the questions of the inquisitors show the first signs of the rigours of the Counter-reformation, Veronese's answers show clearly his unfailing faith in the creative imagination and artistic freedom. Not wishing to yield to the injunction of the Inquisition to eliminate the details which offended the religious theme of the Last Supper, he changed the title to "Feast in the House of Levi", a subject which tolerated the presence of fools and armed men dressed up "alla tedesca".
Building was meant to be lived in “artistically:” central hall functioned to hold learned discussions, hear music, etc.
Villa’s relationship to the setting may suggest a limitless vista; the porches that face the horizon at the same time lead to the depths within; the spatial settings that emphasize one’s view of the world also add dimension to the view of someone from within
The intimacy of the interior culminates in the great central hall