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Tintoretto: Artist of Renaissance Venice

July 5 at 12:00
East Building Auditorium

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. (19 minutes)

Related Exhibitions

Tintoretto: Artist of Renaissance Venice
March 24 – July 7, 2019
West Building, Main Floor

Drawing in Tintoretto’s Venice
March 24 – June 9, 2019
West Building, Ground Floor

Venetian Prints in the Time of Tintoretto
March 24 – June 9, 2019
West Building, Ground Floor

Film Programs

The National Gallery of Art’s film program provides many opportunities throughout the year to view classic and contemporary cinema from around the world.

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