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Jacopo Tintoretto

Venetian painter

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Tintoretto was nicknamed 'little dyer' for his father's humble occupation of 'tintore' ( a dyer), and 'il Furioso' for his violent application of paint. His work was sometimes criticized as being hastily executed and unfinished during his lifetime, but he was among the most influential and prominent Venetian painters of his time. Except for visiting Mantua around 1580, Tintoretto stayed in Venice, where his dramatic, colorful Mannerist style eventually dominated. He painted mostly religious subjects, showing unexpected viewpoints and striking perspective; many subordinate scenes depict everyday life. He also made many portraits and taught two sons and a daughter in his workshop.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500011407.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Jacopo Tintoretto:

Jean-Honoré Fragonard after Jacopo Tintoretto The Disciples at the Tomb, 1764 Etching on laid paper
Agostino Carracci after Jacopo Tintoretto The Virgin Appearing to St. Jerome, 1588 Etching and engraving
Agostino Carracci after Jacopo Tintoretto The Madonna Appearing to St. Jerome, 1588 Engraving
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