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Drawing in Tintoretto’s Venice

Morgan Library & Museum, New York


This is the first exhibition since 1956 to focus on the draughtsmanship of the Renaissance master Jacopo Tintoretto. With more than 70 drawings and a small number of paintings by Tintoretto, his contemporaries (such as Titian and Veronese) and those he influenced, the exhibition explores the Renaissance master’s position within a broader Venetian School of drawing, defined – in contradistinction to the formalised approach taken in central Italy – by its freedom and experimentation. Finally, works by a younger generation of artists, including the artist’s son Domenico, reveal the enduring legacy of Tintoretto’s style. Find out more about ‘Drawing in Tintoretto’s Venice’ from the Morgan’s website. 

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Venus and Vulcan, Tintoretto

Venus and Vulcan (c. 1545), Tintoretto. Photo: Jorg P. Anders; courtesy Bildagentur/Kup- ferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin/Art Resource, NY

Studies of Three Men, for the Last Supper at San Trovaso, Tintoretto

Studies of Three Men, for the Last Supper at San Trovaso (c. 1563–64), Tintoretto. Photo: Volker-H. Schneider; courtesy Bildagentur/Kupferstichk- abinett, Staatliche Museen, Berlin, Germany / Art Resource, NY

Study after Michelangelo’s Saint Damian (c. 1545–50), Tintoretto. Detroit Institute of Arts/Bridgeman Images

Study for Return of the Prodigal Son (c. 1574–76), Tintoretto. Gabinetto Fotografico delle Gallerie degli Uffizi

Miracle of the Slave, Domenico Tintoretto

Miracle of the Slave (c. 1611–12), Domenico Tintoretto. Photo: © The Trustees of the British Museum.

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