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The Origin of the Milky Way - Jacopo Tintoretto - Framed art Print

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Type: Print On Demand Image

Collections: Classics & Masters,  Figurative,  Italian Renaissance,  National Gallery,  Pre 1900,  Renaissance,  


  • Framed Italian Renaissance art print (37 x 40 cm) by Jacopo Tintoretto.
  • Buy this print framed for £155.
  • Buy this print unframed for £45.
  • Framed Size is 37 x 40 cm.
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About this artwork

Renaissance painter Jacopo Tintoretto was the mastermind behind 'The Origins of the Milky Way,' which was commissioned by Tommaso Rangone, a physician. Sadly, one third of Tintoretto's original masterpiece has been trimmed away, and the print includes the top half of what was once the full painting. The painting was inspired by a Greek legend, where Jupiter, the god, desired to make his baby son, Hercules, immortal. To achieve this, he made Hercules suckle on the milk of the sleeping Juno, a goddess. But when Juno woke up startled, her milk gushed upwards, leading to the formation of the Milky Way. This print is a perfect color match to the original painting and has received the stamp of approval from the National Gallery. Every time someone purchases this print, they are also supporting the museum's work.



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About the artist

Born into the Robusti family, Tintoretto adopted his name from his father's dyeing trade (or 'tintore' in Italian). His artwork is recognised for its bold creativity in technique and arrangement. Most of his pieces are large-scale narrative canvas paintings, brought to life with dramatic illumination and movement. An example of his style can be seen in the 19th-century copy of 'The Miracle of Saint Mark'.

Heavily influenced by Titian, Tintoretto aspired to merge Titian's colour usage with Michelangelo's dynamic shapes. Often labeled a Mannerist, Tintoretto was more driven by narrative drama than style. Venice was his home for most of his life, with a single recorded trip to Mantua in 1580.

After Titian died, Tintoretto and Veronese emerged as leading painters in Venice. Tintoretto managed a large workshop and executed numerous assignments for the Doge's Palace. His remarkable series of paintings for the Scuola di San Rocco are still situated in their original spot.

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