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Will the Real Venetian Master Please Stand Up? Tintoretto's Swift Brush, Saint Mark, and Venetian Identity

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Tintoretto is frequently overshadowed by more prominent Venetian artists such as Titian. However, his work displays unique characteristics which merit further examination. Previous research focuses on analysis of individual works, rather than how his overall style meshes with his Venetian heritage. Tintoretto’s swift completion of commissions and energetic compositions parallel the dynamic wording of Saint Mark’s Gospel and the Venetian empire’s focus on swift transportation of goods. Additionally, his choice to feature Mark in Miracle of the Slave reveals a profound connection with Venice’s patron saint. These factors establish Tintoretto, rather than Titian, as the artist who exemplifies Venetian mythology.

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Art History Session 3: Art in Context: Reexamining Art with the Period Eye
Mentor: Dr. Anne H. Muraoka

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Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Room 1306

Start Date

18-2-2017 11:30 AM

End Date

18-2-2017 12:30 PM

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Will the Real Venetian Master Please Stand Up? Tintoretto's Swift Brush, Saint Mark, and Venetian Identity

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Room 1306

Tintoretto is frequently overshadowed by more prominent Venetian artists such as Titian. However, his work displays unique characteristics which merit further examination. Previous research focuses on analysis of individual works, rather than how his overall style meshes with his Venetian heritage. Tintoretto’s swift completion of commissions and energetic compositions parallel the dynamic wording of Saint Mark’s Gospel and the Venetian empire’s focus on swift transportation of goods. Additionally, his choice to feature Mark in Miracle of the Slave reveals a profound connection with Venice’s patron saint. These factors establish Tintoretto, rather than Titian, as the artist who exemplifies Venetian mythology.