Self portrait - Jacopo Tintoretto
Self portrait

Jacopo Tintoretto (real name Jacopo Comin; September 29, 1518 - May 31, 1594) was one of the greatest painters of the Venetian school and probably the last great painter of the Italian Renaissance. In his youth he was also called Jacopo Robusti, as his father had defended the gates of Padua in a rather robust way against the imperial troops. His real name "Comin" has only recently been discovered by Miguel Falomir, the curator of the Museo del Prado, Madrid, and was made public on the occasion of the retrospective of Tintoretto at the Prado in 2007. Comin translates to the spice cumin in the local language.

For his phenomenal energy in painting he was termed Il Furioso, and his dramatic use of perspectival space and special lighting effects make him a precursor of baroque art.



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Leda and the Swan, c.1570 - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
Leda and the Swan, c.1570
The Wedding Feast at Cana, c.1545 - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
The Wedding Feast at Cana, c.1545
The Last Supper - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
The Last Supper
The Descent into Hell - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
The Descent into Hell
Crucifixion (detail) 1565 - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
Crucifixion (detail) 1565
Adam and Eve c. 1550 - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
Adam and Eve c. 1550
Doge Alvise Mocenigo - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
Doge Alvise Mocenigo
Paradise - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
Paradise
The Last Supper 1592-94 - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
The Last Supper 1592-94
Miracle of the Slave (Miracolo dello schiavo) - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
Miracle of the Slave (Miracolo dello schiavo)
Deucalion and Pyrrha Praying before the Statue of the... - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
Deucalion and Pyrrha Praying before the Statue of the...
The Temptation of Adam and Eve - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
The Temptation of Adam and Eve

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