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The Wedding at Cana

Medium: 
Painting
Year: 
1563
Art Period: 
Renaissance
Dimensions: 
666 cm × 990 cm (262 in × 390 in)

The Wedding at Cana (or The Wedding Feast at Cana) is a massive oil painting by the late-Renaissance or Mannerist Italian painter Paolo Veronese. It is on display in the Musée du Louvre in Paris, where it is the largest painting in that museum's collection.

The painting depicts the Wedding Feast at Cana, a miracle story from the Christian New Testament. In the story, Jesus and his disciples were invited to a wedding celebration in Cana in the Galilee. Towards the end of the feast, when the wine was running out, Jesus commanded servants to fill jugs with water, which he then turned into wine (his first miracle of seven, as recounted in the Gospel according to John).

Paolo Veronese
Artwork Location 

Louvre Museum

Louvre Museum

Louvre Museum (French: Musée du Louvre) is one of the world's largest museums and a historic monument. A central landmark of Paris, France, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement (district). Nearly 35,000 objects from prehistory to the 21st century are exhibited over an area of 60,600 square metres (652,300 square feet).