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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The Last Supper (detail) 1578-81 - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
The Last Supper (detail) 1578-81
Venetian General, 1570-75 - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
Venetian General, 1570-75
Christ in the House of Martha and Mary 1570-75 - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
Christ in the House of Martha and Mary 1570-75
The Stealing of the Dead Body of St Mark 1562-66 - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
The Stealing of the Dead Body of St Mark 1562-66
Seven members of the Soranzo Family - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
Seven members of the Soranzo Family
Lorenzo Soranzo 1519-75, aged 35, 1553 - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
Lorenzo Soranzo 1519-75, aged 35, 1553
Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery 1546-48 - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery 1546-48
St. Andrew and St. Jerome - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
St. Andrew and St. Jerome
Deposition of Christ, late 1550s - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
Deposition of Christ, late 1550s
Marco Grimani - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
Marco Grimani
Baptism of Christ - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
Baptism of Christ
The Resurrection of Christ 3 - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
The Resurrection of Christ 3

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