Jacopo Tintoretto


Tintoretto was born 1518 in Venice, Italy, where he spent most of his life. He was trained in an unidentified Venetian workshop during the 1530's. He mostly wanted to fulfill local demands. He also had an ideal of sacred poverty and his style derives from Titian's naturalistic idiom. Tintoretto made paintings such as Paradise, Miracle of the slave, and Crucifixion. He did not have patrons, but Titian was his true master.

Miracle of the Slave

Miracle of the Slave was made in 1548. You can see this piece in the Gallerie dell'Accademia in Venice, Italy. What is so significant about this piece is that it was commissioned for the Scuola Grande di San Marco, a confraternity in the city. Tintoretto used European artistic traditional style in this piece of work. I find this piece interesting because in the modern world, religion and government are not usually seen together. This painting shows Naturalism because the painting uses light and darks and the people are not "perfect" looking.
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