Self portrait, Jacopo Tintoretto, around 1588
- Posted by Jacopo Tintoretto
- Museum: Louvre
- Year: Around 1588
Overview of the painting :
Self portrait – Jacopo Tintoretto. Around 1588. Oil on canvas. 62×52
The Italian painter of the late Renaissance, Jacopo Tintoretto, was a student of the great Titian.
The “Auto Portrait”, written by a seventy-year-old artist, makes a deep impression. The coloristic gamut is almost reduced to monochrome, increasing the strength of its psychological impact on the viewer.
From the impenetrable darkness of the conditional background, the face of the tired and exhausted old man framed by a gray beard appears. It speaks of the experiences, disappointments and bitter thoughts of a person who has lived a long life full of worries and labors. The artist’s deep wise eyes are turned on the viewer, who cannot resist their magnetism and tries to penetrate the secret, into the very essence of the hero’s soul.