Veronese got into trouble with the Inquisition for one of his feast pictures, which he called The Last Supper.
Oil on canvas 555 cm × 1280 cm (219 in × 500 in) Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice
“What are all those buffoons and German men-at-arms and courtesans and dogs doing there?” the Inquisitor asked him. “Do you think those were present at Our Lord’s last supper? Did anyone order you to put them in the picture?”
“No, sir,” replied Veronese, “ I put things in my paintings according to the consideration of what is required by my art….. I was only following the example of my betters.”
“The example of your betters? Who?”
“Michelangelo, who painted nudes in his Last Judgment on the wall of the Sistine Chapel.”
The judge squirmed a bit. Finally he said: “But on the Last Day people wouldn’t have been clothed, would they?”
Veronese was ordered to correct his painting, though it was obvious he couldn’t really do that without painting it over. So he changed the name to Feast in the House of Levi.
The Inquisition, by the way, helped him find this solution. Read excerpts from the actual interrogation.