from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Tintoretto Originally Jacopo Robusti. 1518-1594. Italian painter of religious, mythological, and historical subjects as well as portraits. His works include Saint George and the Dragon (c. 1550).

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  • n. Italian painter of the Venetian school (1518-1594)


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  • Carraccio sarcastically said of Tintoret -- _Ho veduto il Tintoretto hora eguale a Titiano, hora minore del Tintoretto_ -- "I have seen Tintoret now equal to Titian, and now less than Tintoret."

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  • As the story goes, Jacopo Robusti -- who became known as Tintoretto because his father was a dyer, or tintore -- was born in 1518 and entered Titian's Venice workshop at the age of 12, lasting 10 days before the master booted him out, jealous of the kid's potential.

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  • Guillermo Solana, chief curator of the Thyssen-Bornemisza museum, right, during the presentation of the show titled Tintoretto-Paradise - Articles related to Socially responsible art? It doesn't have to send you to sleep

  • Jacopo Comin is known as Tintoretto, and Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi is best known as Boticelli.


  • His sometimes student and later rival Jacopo Robusti (circa 1518-94) was called Tintoretto because his father was a fabric dyer, or "tintore."

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  • Speaking of art -- and since this blog is sleeping -- Ansa has reported on a great art exhibit in Venice -- Self portaits of artist such as Tintoretto, Rafaello, Boldini, Chagall and many more.

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  • Now Madrid's Prado Museum is making up for lost time; though "Tintoretto" (through May 13) has left the master's massive religious narratives bolted to their Venetian walls, it brings together 49 other paintings in the first comprehensive show of his work in Spain, and the first significant exhibition outside Venice since 1937.

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  • "Tintoretto," answered Jim, still on the subject of his yellowish pup.

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  • 'The head of a Venetian boy, such as Tintoretto met daily among the fisher-folk of Venice,'

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  • His grand-sounding name 'Tintoretto' means nothing but 'the little dyer,' and it was given to him because of his father's trade.

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