Tintoretto By morgan Carnegie

  • Biography
  • Tintoretto was born in Venice, Italy in 1518.
  • He rarely left Venice because he was born there and was loyal to his own city. He was born in Venice and he died in Venice.
  • Tintoretto was a born painter and his father wanted to see how good he actually was. He was trained to be an artist at the studio of Titian for ten days until Titian kicked him out because of jealousy.
  • He was the eldest of 21 children and he painted his whole life. He stayed in Venice almost his whole life and rarely left.
  • He created paintings. He created the Worship of the Golden Calf, the Last Judgment and the Last Supper.
  • The Scuola Grande di San Marco owner hired him to paint the building along with many other artists. The Carmine in Venice also hired him.
  • Tintoretto mostly relates to secularism. In his painting of Venus and Mars surprised from Vulcan he paints cupid, which shows pagan beliefs. He also relates to perspectivism. All of his paintings look 3D and look more modern than the classical paintings. They show shadows, creases and have a lot of tedious detail in them.
  • The name of the piece is the Last Supper.
  • The piece was created in 1547.
  • It is in the church San Giorgo Maggiore in Venice.
  • Tintoretto’s piece shows a man with a halo. The man appears to be praying because he is kneeling on the ground. The halo is really significant because it shows some religion in his art, while it was usually nonreligious. No new techniques were used.
  • Men are feasting at a long table and there are angels above them looking over them. There is a man in the corner with a very distinct halo around his head and all the people at the table are looking at him. Most of the other men have a very small ring of light around their heads, this is to make the man in the corner stick out more.
  • Perspectivism is closely related to this piece because he made the piece look real and 3D. He used shadows and different lightings. The people in it really stick out from the background and look like they are popping out of the canvas.
  • I liked it because it shows his perspective and he used different colors to make it have different lighting. Also, the angel over top look really cool and pretty.
  • You can find the painting and read an article about it at http://www.artbible.info/art/large/353.html

Works Cited

Biography.com Editors. "Tintoretto." Biography.com. A&E Networks Television, 02 Apr. 2014. Web.05 Dec. 2016.

"Il Tintoretto: The Last Supper." ArtBible.info. N.p., 2005. Web. 01 Dec. 2016.

Nagel, Alexander. "Merchant of Venice: Alexander Nagel on 'Jacopo Tintoretto (1519-1594)' at the Museo del Prado, Madrid." Artforum International, vol. 45, no. 5, 2007, p. 109+. Student Resources in Context, Accessed 1 Dec. 2016.

Tintoretto, Jacopo. Last Supper. 1547, painting, San Giorgo Maggiore, Venice, Italy.


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