This exhibition focuses on three themes - religion, mythology and portraits - which dominate in the works of Tintoretto, one of Italy's most prominent 16th-century painters.
The last time that an exhibition devoted to this famous Venetian artist took place in Italy was back in 1937, partially because the transport of Tintoretto's paintings represents a major challenge in itself. Tintoretto is known for the gigantic formats of his works. For example, Paradise, a wall painting at the Doge's Palace in Venice, measures 22.6 metres x 9.1 metres and is considered to be one of the world's largest canvases ever painted. It is thus no surprise that many of Tintoretto's oeuvres still remain in the buildings where they were originally created.
With religious themes forming such an important part of Tintoretto's work (some of his paintings can also be viewed in a number of dimly lit Venetian churches), it logically follows that in Rome, the Scuderie del Quirinale is devoting its entire ground floor to Tintoretto's masterpieces of religious art.
Via XXIV Maggio 16
Keywords: exhibition, Rome