An Impetuous Genius: Drawings by Jacopo Tintoretto

Image of Tintoretto drawings

John Marciari
Celebrating the opening of Drawing in Tintoretto’s Venice, John Marciari, Charles W. Engelhard Curator of Drawings and Prints—and the curator of the exhibition—presents a new overview of Tintoretto’s work as a draftsman by exploring Tintoretto’s sources, the evolution of his drawing style, his use of drawings as part of his painting practice, and the practical necessities of training a large workshop, as well as the problems of studying Tintoretto as a draftsman.

The exhibition Drawing in Tintoretto’s Venice will open at 5:30 pm for program attendees.

Friday, October 12, 6:30 pm
Tickets: 
$15; free for members and students with a valid ID.

Tickets include free admission for the day of the program.
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Tintoretto, Venus and Vulcan, ca. 1545. Black chalk, pen and brown ink with brown and gray wash, heightened with white, on blue paper, squared in black chalk, 204 × 273 mm. Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. bpk Bildagentur / Kupferstichkabinet, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin / Jorg P. Anders / Art Resource, NY 10.24.18.

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