The major exhibit brings some of his best artworks to the U.S. for the first time. Around 50 paintings and over a dozen artworks on paper spanning his entire career will be featured in the exhibit. Among the works on display are regal portraits of Venetian aristocracy and artworks showing religious and mythological narrative scenes.
“As the first retrospective of the artist in North America, the exhibition includes many significant international loans traveling to the U.S. for the first time,” notes the exhibit brief.
The curators of the exhibit are Tintoretto experts such as Robert Echols, an independent scholar, and Frederick Ilchman, chair of the Art of Europe department, and Mrs. Russell W. Baker, Curator of Paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
“Echols and Ilchman are widely responsible for a new and more accurate understanding of Tintoretto’s oeuvre and chronology, first explored in the Museo del Prado’s Tintoretto exhibition in 2007,” the exhibit brief adds.
Tintoretto was considered to be one of the “Big Three” 16th-century Venetian painters of his time, along with Titian and Paolo Veronese. After his death in 1594, he retained his influence in the art world in the following centuries.
Visitors are offered a fully illustrated catalog which is available in English and Italian. It contains essays by the curators and other leading scholars, as well as new research and scientific studies on Tintoretto’s work.
The exhibition is made possible in part with support from the Exhibition Circle of the National Gallery of Art, Save Venice, and the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.
Admission is free and no passes are required.