Tintoretto: Artist of Renaissance Venice
Jacopo Tintoretto (1518/19 – 1594) changed the face of Venetian painting. His loose, fast and furious brushwork was compared to a thunderbolt. Combining the rich colors of Titian with the dramatic muscularity of Michelangelo’s human figures, Tintoretto covered the walls of his native city with pictures that astounded his contemporaries; one critic declared him “the most extraordinary brain that the art of painting has ever produced.” This documentary includes original footage of Tintoretto’s works in the churches and palaces of Venice and interviews with curators and scholars. This film was made possible by the HRH Foundation.