Jacopo Tintoretto | Stylistically Between Michelangelo and
The famous Venetian man who was nicknamed Jacopo
Tintoretto (1518-1594) worked as a painter during the late
While he was also known to art historians by the nickname of
Jacopo Robusti, recent information has come forward that
suggests that his true family name may have been Jacopo Comin.
c. 1588, Oil on canvas,
61 x 51 cm (full painting)
Musée du Louvre, Paris
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Working in the Mannerist
style, Jacopo Tintoretto claimed his artistic style developed
from the figure drawing style of Michelangelo and
the color sense of Titian with
whom he may have trained. Most of Jacopo Tintoretto's work
remains in Venice where he primarily worked.
Jacopo Tintoretto is best known for his dramatic foreshortening,
exaggerated poses, sketchy figure style, use of strong, vivid
light effects and movement. While criticized by
Vasari for his rough brushwork, Tintoretto used this device
for excitement and dramatic, emotional effect.
Brenda Harness, Art Historian