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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Doge Niccolo da Ponte Receiving a Crown of Laurels... - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
Doge Niccolo da Ponte Receiving a Crown of Laurels...
Christ Before Pilate (Cristo davanti a Pilato) - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
Christ Before Pilate (Cristo davanti a Pilato)
Vulcan and Venus - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
Vulcan and Venus
Last Supper - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
Last Supper
The Adoration of the Shepherds, c.1578 - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
The Adoration of the Shepherds, c.1578
The Conversion of Mary Magdalene, 1546-7 - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
The Conversion of Mary Magdalene, 1546-7
Creation of the Animals c. 1550 - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
Creation of the Animals c. 1550
The Execution of St Paul - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
The Execution of St Paul
Vulcans Forge - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
Vulcans Forge
Self-portrait (detail) c. 1588 - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
Self-portrait (detail) c. 1588
Christ Washing His Disciples' Feet (detail 2) - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
Christ Washing His Disciples' Feet (detail 2)
The Last Supper (detail) 1578-81 - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.jacopotintoretto.org
The Last Supper (detail) 1578-81

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