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Tintoretto House, Venice: 3 reviews and 7 photos
At number 3398, in calle dei Mori, is the house of Tintoretto, right next to strange caryatids that protrude from the buildings.
Late Renaissance Venetian painter Jacopo Comin (1518-1594), better known as Tintoretto, was born and died in Venice. His nickname derives from his father's profession of dyer (tintore in Italian), but he is also known as Jacopo Robusti, as his father defended the gates of Padua in a way that others called robust.
Tintoretto was a notable exponent of the Renaissance, known for his exceptional energy in painting and therefore was termed "il Furioso" (furious). His work is characterized by its muscular figures, dramatic gestures and by maintaining color and light typical for the Venetian school of arts.
Many of his works have been destroyed by a fire in the Doge's Palace in 1577. Several of his important paintings have been sold out of Italy but those most important can be seen in the church Madonna dell'Orto, Scuola Grande San Rocco and Accademia of Venice.
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