U.S. Exhibition Celebrates 500th Anniversary of Tintoretto

U.S. Exhibition Celebrates 500th Anniversary of Tintoretto

Renowned Italian Renaissance painter, Jacopo Tintoretto, is celebrated in a U.S. exhibition showcasing 50 paintings and about a dozen works on paper tracing his entire career.

The exhibition, entitled "Tintoretto: Artist of Renaissance Venice”, marks the 500th anniversary of the painter's birth and will be open to the public at the Washington-based National Gallery of Art.

The show will run from March 24 to July 7.

Born in Venice around 1518 as Jacopo Robusti, the artist adopted the nickname Tintoretto, or "the little dyer". He is considered to be one of the greatest Italian painters of the 16th century.

Source: Kataeb.org