by Isabella Poschmann
Biography of Tintoretto
Tintoretto was a painter, and he created many beautiful masterpieces. Among others, he painted "The Old Man and the Boy" and the beautiful "The Last Supper". Tintoretto did not have any patrons. Tintoretto died on May 31, 1594.
This piece is captivating to me personally for many reasons. For one, the colors are extraordinary. Another reason is the meaning behind it. Mary rising to Heaven to be reunited with her son is a deep, emotional topic, and Tintoretto paints the scene with such precision that it is fascinating to me.
Tintoretto shows several "isms" in this piece, but one sticks out to me. Idealism is so present in this painting because it emphasizes eternity, and Heaven is such an eternal setting. It also shows that Heaven is a beautiful place to be, and that it is perfect, while the viewer can assume Mary left the material world, which was imperfect.
"Tintoretto." Encyclopedia of World Biography. Detroit: Gale, 1998. Biography in Context. Web. 3 Dec. 2015.
Tintoretto, Jacopo. “The Coronation of the Virgin (Paradise)” 1580. Painting. The Louvre.