About the Artist
Paolo Caliari (1528–1588), better known as Paolo Veronese, was an Italian Renaissance painter from Venice. He gained fame by painting gigantic paintings of religious and mythological value, including The Feast in the House of Levi (1573) and The Wedding at Cana (1563). Veronese, Titian and Tintoretto are widely regarded as the trio that shaped the Late Renaissance in the 16th Century.
From The Bible
When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals — one on his right, the other on his left. Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at him. They said, “He saved others; let him save himself if he is God’s Messiah, the Chosen One.”