Tuesday, March 15, 2011


The Origin of the Milky Way
Oil on canvas, 148 x 165 cm
National Gallery, London

Tintoretto (1518 – 1594)
Real name Jacopo Comin, was an Italian painter and a notable exponent of the Venetian Renaissance school.
For his phenomenal energy in painting he was termed Il Furioso, and his dramatic use of perspectival space and special lighting effects make him a precursor of Baroque art.