Tintoretto

01.01.1005
Tintoretto - Christ Washing the Disciples' Feet
Tintoretto - Christ Washing the Disciples' Feet

Tintoretto (1519-1594) was born in Venice as Jakopo Comin, but he is also known as JakopoRobusti. His nickname Tintoretto means "little dyer," which he got after his father's profession of a fabric dyer. To the pleasure of many Tintoretto began to color fabrics too;Fortunately his fabrics were stretched on the wooden frames.Tintoretto's temperamental and impulsive style brought breath of fresh air into the late Venetian Renaissance and for his energetic style he was also called IL Furioso. Tintoretto inhis time did not enjoy such recognition as Titian and Veronese (another master of theRenaissance perspective) and had to endeavor for commissions.Tintoretto, an idiosyncratic character, was doing things on his own. Loose brush strokes;rich, brilliant colors are characteristic for his style. His figures, always occupied and full of motion, enhanced to the dramatics. His compositions are usually set in deep pictorial space. Inorder to properly plan the complex scenes, Tintoretto made a scaled model casted with a smallwax or clay figures. This way he could at will arrange the scene to observe the effects of light and shadow; to measure the distances of each object and apply it to the perspective system. Surrounded by his clay figures he kept a mystery of how his dramatic and innovative workwas created. He wanted to show things ina new light and didn't bother with smooth, careful finish and even though some of his paintings seemed unfinished, he refused to smooth themout.5 His pictures seem to be filled with hovering angels and fairies, full of spiritual ambience. The mystical atmosphere built within deep space is main feature of St Mark's Body Brought to Venice. The analysis uncovers the clues he left behind. Again we have structure of two squares, which equal the area of the picture itself and threecircles. One circle with the center in the vanishing point and two circles with the center in themiddle of the bottom side of the square. Two circles with the ratio 1.618 to 1 (radius to halfside) and one with the ratio √1,618 to 1.