Tintoretto

Jacopo Tintoretto Jacopo Tintoretto (1518 - 1594) was a famous Italian painter popularly known for the Venetian school. He was also considered the last genius of the Italian Renaissance. He had received more critics and admiration for his unprecedented boldness brushwork and his painting speed. He also gained popularity for his bold use of perspective, dramatic gestures, and muscular figures in the Mannerist style. He was also known as the II Furioso because of his phenomenal energy in the work of painting.   His life: The Italian artist Tintoretto was born in late September or early October 1518 in Venice. He...
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Jacopo Tintoretto

Jacopo Tintoretto (1518 - 1594) was a famous Italian painter popularly known for the Venetian school. He was also considered the last genius of the Italian Renaissance. He had received more critics and admiration for his unprecedented boldness brushwork and his painting speed. He also gained popularity for his bold use of perspective, dramatic gestures, and muscular figures in the Mannerist style. He was also known as the II Furioso because of his phenomenal energy in the work of painting.

 

His life:

The Italian artist Tintoretto was born in late September or early October 1518 in Venice. He was one of the very few iconic artists from the Venetian School. His father, Giovanni Battista Robusti, was occupationally a cloth dyer. The Italian artist Tintoretto was inspired by his father about the artistic style. He was very virtually familiar with the pigments, colors, and other artistic mediums. He declared himself as the Tintoretto - the little dyer with showing his connection to the occupation.

 

His Training:

In his early teenage, the Italian artist Tintoretto began his training. He also received apprentice in the Venetian painter Titian workshop. He had only one formal apprenticeship in Titian workshop, said by early biographers Marco Boschini (1660) and Carlo Ridolfi (1642). He did not associate with their older master for a long time due to the strong clash of personalities. 

Later, he tried to learn from his experiences and began to enhance his skill with furniture paintings. At that time, Italy had a huge demand for ornate chests or cassoni paintings. He was also associated with earlier master Giorgione, who made him fashionable with the gestural style. But in the later period, he equated with the cassoni painters in the lower ranking.

 

His Works:

The Italian artist Tintoretto had spent more of his time with the young painter Andrea Schiavone. The junior painter had learned many skills from Tintoretto, like wall paintings and other important techniques regarding the paintings. Later, Tintoretto had an appreciation for his two mural paintings, a Cavalry Fight and Belshazzar's Feast. One of his early works, the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple in 1542, has been received more appreciation; it can be seen at the church of the Carmine in Venice. Moreover, he contributed four subjects from genesis with high mastery. Among these, the Death of Abel and Adam and Eve had a notable work, which can be seen at the Gallerie dell'Accademia in Venice. He also gave more contributions in the painting world through Miracle of the Slave (1548), Saint Roch Cures the Plaque Victims (1549), Presentation of the Virgin in the Temple (ca. 1556), the St Mark's Body Brought to Venice (1564), the finding of the body of St Mark (1564), a St Mark Rescuing a Saracen from Shipwreck (1564), and many others.

His Notable and famous Work:

  • The Supper at Emmaus: This painting was published between 1542 to 1543.
  • Marriage at Cana: This famous work of painting was painted in 1561. Presently, it can be found in Santa Maria Della Salute. 
  • Finding of the body of St Mark: This painting was published in 1564. These days, it can be seen at Pinacoteca di Brera.
  • The Apotheosis of St Roch: This painting was published in 1564.
  • The Flight into Egypt: This notable work was established in 1582.
  • The Origin of the Milky Way: This famous painting was painted in 1575.
  • Tarquin and Lucretia: This notable work was painted in 1578. Also, it can be seen at the Art Institute of Chicago.
  • Judith and Holofernes: This famous painting was published in 1577. Presently, this famous work is available in the Prado Museum.

Jacopo Tintoretto died on 31 May 1594 when he was 75 years old in Venice, Republic of Venice. You must look for his notable works as he is still remembered for his famous works.