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Jacopo Robusti, called Tintoretto

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Jacopo Robusti, called Tintoretto Biography

Jacopo Tintoretto was born in Venice around 1518 as Jacopo Comin, the eldest of Giovanni Comin's 21 children. The name Tintoretto was derived from the name of his father's profession, tintore, or dyer. Tintoretto began dabbling in painting from an early age, often using his father's dyes to doodle on the walls of the house and his father's workshop. Giovanni, recognizing his son's calling, sought to get him an apprenticeship with an artist. The identity of Tintoretto’s first mentor is unknown, but his second teacher was Titian Vecelli.

Jacopo Robusti, called Tintoretto 162 Most Important Paintings and Artworks

Jacopo Robusti, called Tintoretto Bibliography

Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese: Rivals in Renaissance Venice by Frederick Ilchman, David Rosand, Linda Borean, Patricia Brown, John Garton. MFA Publications, 2009.

Tintoretto by V. Sgarbi, G. Villa G. Morello. Skira, 2012.

Tintoretto (Masters of Italian Art) by Roland Krischel. Konemann, 2000.

The Sacred Image in the Age of Art: Titian, Tintoretto, Barocci, El Greco, Caravaggio by Marcia B. Hall. Yale University Press, 2011.

Tintoretto: Tradition and Identity by Tom Nichols. Reaktion Books, 2004.

Painting in Sixteenth-Century Venice: Titian, Veronese, Tintoretto by David Rosand. Cambridge University Press, 1997.