Tintoretto real name Jacopo Robusti (1518-1594) dramatic religious paintings are spectacularly lit and full of movement, such as his canvases of the lives of Christ and the Virgin in the Scuola di San Rocco, Venice, 1564-1588.
He was a student of Titian and admirer of Michelangelo. The Miracle of Saint Mark Rescuing a Slave in 1548 (Accademia, Venice) marked the start of his successful career.
In the Scuola di San Rocco he created a sequence of heroic scenes with bold gesture and foreshortening, and effects of supernatural light. He also painted canvases for the Doge's Palace.
Why is Tintoretto famous?
Tintoretto was an Italian painter, active in Venice.