Paolo Veronese [CC BY-SA 4.0 (]

December 23

Cute lamb by Paolo Veronese

Venetian Renaissance art is full of cute animals. From Titian to Tintoretto, Bellini to Bassano, cute animals are almost a hallmark of the Venetian school. One artist that was particularly fond of putting animals in his paintings was Paolo Veronese (1528–1588). This cute lamb is in the corner of his Adoration of the Shepherds, located in the Cappella della Madonna del Rosario in the church of San Zanipolo in Venice.