Tintoretto's Paintings

tintoretto's biography

Tintoretto’s capacity to crumble these physical and emotional obstacles between the spectator and the viewed put the painter at conflict with the defined etiquette of Renaissance ideology. This instantly set this painter apart from the overwhelming bulk of his colleagues. Instead, the frenzied brushwork of Tintoretto’s paintings set the groundwork for subsequent generations of painters.

early years

Tintoretto is believed to have hailed from Venice, rendering him one of the few prominent Venetian School painters to have been born in this region.

early training

Although no conclusive records survive, it is widely assumed that Tintoretto’s instruction started in his early adolescence with a brief spell as an assistant in the studio of the renowned Venetian artist Titian.

early training

Tintoretto sums up his approach of form in a some small-size paintings attributed to his early phase, the sketchy appearance accentuated by his narrow range of fragmented tones, near to each other on the color spectrum.

mature period

There seems to be an indication of Tintoretto establishing his own studio and identifying himself as a professional worker as early as 1538.

mature period

Tintoretto thrived both professionally and personally as his career progressed. He developed acquaintances with several of the day’s top literary leaders.

late period

In his later years, he also painted portraits and earned several contracts from the Venetian government. One of his most famous achievements was the large-scale picture, Paradiso


Tintoretto’s impact continues to pervade the realm of painting, most particularly in the big, expressionistic features of his works, which have influenced current painters.

art style

Tintoretto’s intricate compositions stand in sharp juxtaposition to the geometric harmony that was prevalent during the Renaissance period.

IMPORTANT jacopo tintoretto PAINTINGS

Susanna and the Elders (1555 - 1556)

The Last Supper (1594)

other notable tintoretto paintings

The Supper at Emmaus (1542) Miracle of the Slave (1548) The Apotheosis of St Roch (1564) The Origin of the Milky Way (1575) Christ at the Sea of Galilee (1575)