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 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
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
Crucifixion (Crocifissione) - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
Crucifixion (Crocifissione)
The Resurrection of Christ 3 - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
The Resurrection of Christ 3
Deposition of Christ, late 1550s - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
Deposition of Christ, late 1550s
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
St. Ursula and the Eleven Thousand Virgins - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
St. Ursula and the Eleven Thousand Virgins
Baptism of Christ - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
Baptism of Christ
Old man and his servant, 1565 - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
Old man and his servant, 1565
Saint Catherine of Alexandria receives a visit from... - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
Saint Catherine of Alexandria receives a visit from...

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