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 Washing of the Feet - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
The Washing of the Feet
The Discovery of Ariadne, 1578 - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
The Discovery of Ariadne, 1578
Esther before Ahasuerus 1547-48 - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
Esther before Ahasuerus 1547-48
St.George and the Dragon - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
St.George and the Dragon
Christ at the Sea of Galilee c. 1575-80 - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
Christ at the Sea of Galilee c. 1575-80
The Last Supper 7 - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
The Last Supper 7
The Deliverance of Arsinoe c. 1560 - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
The Deliverance of Arsinoe c. 1560
The Miracle of St Mark Freeing the Slave 1548 - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
The Miracle of St Mark Freeing the Slave 1548
Federico II Gonzaga conquers Parma - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
Federico II Gonzaga conquers Parma
Judith and Holofernes (detail) c. 1579 - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
Judith and Holofernes (detail) c. 1579
Madonna and child with four Statesmen - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
Madonna and child with four Statesmen
The Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes 1578-81 - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
The Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes 1578-81

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