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 Slaughter of the Innocents 1582-87 - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
The Slaughter of the Innocents 1582-87
Moses Receiving the Tables of the Law (detail 2) - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
Moses Receiving the Tables of the Law (detail 2)
The Resurrection of Christ 2 - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
The Resurrection of Christ 2
St. Catherine endures the torture of the wheel - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
St. Catherine endures the torture of the wheel
The Execution of St Paul - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
The Execution of St Paul
Lorenzo Soranzo 1519-75, aged 35, 1553 - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
Lorenzo Soranzo 1519-75, aged 35, 1553
Allegory of Faith - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
Allegory of Faith
The Last Supper 5 - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
The Last Supper 5
Portrait of an Old Man in Red Robes - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
Portrait of an Old Man in Red Robes
Deposition from the Cross - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
Deposition from the Cross
Portrait of Andreas Vesalius 1514-64 - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
Portrait of Andreas Vesalius 1514-64
Marco Grimani - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
Marco Grimani

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