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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Venetian General, 1570-75 - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
Venetian General, 1570-75
Jacopo Sansovino 1486-1570, originally Tatti, sculptor... - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
Jacopo Sansovino 1486-1570, originally Tatti, sculptor...
A Philosopher - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
A Philosopher
Lorenzo Soranzo 1519-75, aged 35, 1553 - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
Lorenzo Soranzo 1519-75, aged 35, 1553
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
Marco Grimani - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
Marco Grimani
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
The Last Supper 4 - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
The Last Supper 4
The Descent into Hell 2 - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
The Descent into Hell 2
Seven members of the Soranzo Family - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
Seven members of the Soranzo Family
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

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