Tintoretto, Jacopo (Robusti) (1518-1594) by Scholes, Robert

Jacopo (Robusti) Tintoretto (1518 – 1594) Tintoretto, originally named Jacopo Robusti, was called Il Tintoretto (“the little dyer”) in allusion to his father’s profession. As a young man he studied briefly with , who soon discharged him from his studio; the animosity between these two great painters lasted throughout their careers. Unlike Titian, Tintoretto lived and worked exclusively in Venice. His immense output was produced entirely for the churches, confraternities, and rulers of Venice and for the Venetian state. His style is marked by a dynamic, almost cinematic, use of figures. His Annunciation, for example, has the angel Gabriel flying into the chamber of the Virgin with his message. Henry James had this to day about his Crucifixion: “Surely no single picture in the world contains more of human life: there is everything in it, including the most exquisite beauty.” Information about him and images of his work are widely available. Titian

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