The baptism of Christ, Jacopo Tintoretto

The baptism of Christ, Jacopo Tintoretto
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  • Posted by Jacopo Tintoretto
  • Museum: Prado Museum
  • Year: Around 1585

Overview of the painting :

The baptism of Christ is Jacopo Tintoretto. Around 1585. Oil on canvas. 137×105

   Skillfully owning the drawing, who knew how to convey complex angles, light accents, directions of movement, the Italian painter of the Venetian school Tintoretto (1518-1594), with innovation and artistic courage, managed to get ahead of his contemporaries.

   In the canvas “The Baptism of Christ”, the master departed from the canons of icon painting. The picture is written as if from nature. Jesus stands on ankles in the waters of the Jordan River and humbly bowed his head in front of John the Baptist. He, being on the shore, pours water on the head of Jesus. 6 of this action is the difference between baptism and baptism by immersion in water. John has a flat cup in his hand, while the hands of the northern masters at the Baptist are folded. In the sky above the heads of heroes, the Dove of the Holy Spirit soars.