Venice Celebrates Jacopo Tintoretto at 500

Feb 28, 2019 370

Monday, March 11, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Italian Cultural Institute | 500 N Michigan Ave | Suite 1450 | Chicago IL. In honor of Jacopo Tintoretto’s 500th birthday, the American non-profit organization Save Venice funded the conservation treatment of nearly two-dozen paintings in Venice in 2018/19, by the celebrated master and his talented workshop, several of which will be featured in Washington D.C. at the National Gallery of Art’s Tintoretto: Artist of Renaissance Venice exhibition taking place from March 24 ­through­ July 7, 2019.

This lecture will present a survey of recently conserved Tintoretto paintings and reveal new insights on the artist’s techniques and unorthodox working methods. Altered color pigments and heavy repainting often mask Tintoretto’s original intent, but scientific research, analytical imaging, and careful conservation treatments have confirmed there is much more than meets the eye in Tintoretto’s paintings in Venice.

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