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TINTORETTO, Jacopo (1518 - 1594), Painter, fresco artist

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online March 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
TINTORETTO, Jacopo (1518 - 1594), Painter, fresco artist

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Born 1518 or 1519, in Venice; died 31 May 1594, in Venice.

Painter, fresco artist. Religious subjects, figure compositions, portraits. Murals.

Venetian School.

Jacopo Robusti Tintoretto was the son of the Venetian dyer Battisto Robusti, from whom he got his appellation ‘Tintoretto’ or ‘little dyer’. He was known for his quick, abbreviated style and dramatic compositions. Though he never

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