The National Gallery– Tintoretto VII

The National Gallery– Tintoretto VII June 18, 2019

Like his predecessor Michelangelo, Tintoretto worked in various media, including sculpting. Here is his own work on Samson, following Michelangelo’s previous efforts to depict the same scene. First he did a sketch, then the statue itself.

Sometimes, Tintoretto would make other preliminary sorts of works, for example mannequins, so he could get the proportions right……

All in all, this exhibit was splendid and very revealing of the scope of Tintoretto’s work. Of course he also did standard portraits as well…. and here are two of his very best….

St. Mark’s is of course the great cathedral in the palazzo in Venice.

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