Paolo Veronese: a moment in the story of Alexander the Great

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Freelance lecturer Karly Allen discusses Venetian artist Paolo Veronese’s extraordinary work ‘The Family of Darius before Alexander’. This theatrical and lavishly painted scene depicts the family of the defeated Persian King Darius III kneeling before the victorious Alexander the Great. Karly tells the story of their meeting, and explains how Veronese’s painting technique helps to capture this dramatic moment.