All about Tintoretto

Born: 1518 in Venice Italy

Spent most of his life: Venice Italy

Education: He was a son of a venetian cloth dyer, trained in an unidentified venetian workshop, studied with Titian to be trained as an artist

Lifestyle: His father was a cloth dyer and Tintoretto's name means "little dyer" , he rarely traveled, loved all the arts

Types of Art: He created paintings that were very religious like The Miracle of the Loaves, Susanna and the Elders, and The rescue of princess Arsinoe, and the Crucifixion

Patrons: Titian

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Tintoretto's Crucifixion

When: Tintoretto finished his Crucifixion in 1565

Where: In Venice Italy in the back wall of the boardroom of the Scuola Grande Di San Rocco

Significance: The crucifixion of Jesus was a central event in the gospels. Paintings like the crucifixion were avoided by the church cause it showed that Jesus died a criminal.

Me: I found this painting interesting because it was one of Tintoretto's most famous creations and it was interesting on how it was about the crucifixion of Jesus which is very religious. Also the churches didn't approve of paintings like Tintoretto's work because it showed that Jesus is a criminal which is why I though it was interesting that he would choose a topic that was against religion or the church.

Isms: Naturalism best describes this work of art because the painting is very real life and is in perspective to how it wouldve actually looked. The people in the creation aren't perfect and Jesus on the cross looks natural along with the landscape and details.


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