Italian painting

Baptism of Christ, Jacopo Tintoretto

  • Author: Jacopo Tintoretto
  • Museum: Prado Museum
  • Year: About 1585
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Description of the picture:

Baptism of Christ - Jacopo Tintoretto. About 1585. Oil on canvas. 137x105

An Italian painter from the Veneto school Tintoretto (1518-1594), who skillfully owned a drawing, who was able to convey complex angles, light accents, and directions of movement, was able to outstrip his contemporaries with innovation and artistic courage.
In the canvas "Baptism of Christ" the master departed from the canons of iconography. The picture is written as if from nature. Jesus stands ankle-deep in the waters of the Jordan River and humbly bowed his head before John the Baptist. He is on the shore, pouring water on the head of Jesus. 6 this action is the difference baptism douche from baptism by immersion in water. In John’s hand is a flat cup, while the Baptist’s hands are folded in the paintings of the northern masters. In the sky above the heads of the heroes the Dove of the Holy Spirit soars.

Tintoretto Pictures

Leda and swan
Origin of the Milky Way
Self-portrait (about 1588)
Miracle of St. Mark
Animal creation
Abduction of the body of St. Mark
Madonna with three treasurers
Susanna and the elders
Last supper
Christ washes the feet of his disciples

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