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On the trail of Tintoretto

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An exhibition honouring 16th-century Venetian master Tintoretto opens in Rome today Saturday, following the painter’s career from his days as an ambitious disciple of Titian to a bitter old age. “Tintoretto was the most controversial painter of his time,” Melania Mazzucco, one of the organisers, told reporters in the Italian capital.  Tintoretto, whose real name was Jacopo Robusti, owed his nickname to his father who was a manufacturer of dyes (“tinta” in Italian). He became one of the greatest practitioners of the Venetian style.
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Tintoretto used to live meters away from Campo Dei Mori where he used to walk probably every day

The exhibition, which runs until June 10, begins with one of his monumental works “The Miracle of the Slave” (1548), measuring 4.16 metres by 5.44 metres (14 feet by 18 feet) Read the rest of this entry »

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February 25, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Must stop moaning

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Casa del Tintoretto
Image by ophelyee via Flickr

I have complained before about the so called Artist Block at least here and just few days ago . Today I realized that I must stop moaning, at least for the time being, and here are few of the  reasons:

  • I am lucky enough, in this period of my life, to leave in one of the most beautiful and inspiring places of the world: Venice.
  • I live very close to the sea, probably 20 meters and I believe the sea is very inspiring
  • I live about 100mt from where Tintoretto used to live and work, there are so many of his works close to me that is unbelievable.
  • Venice is so rich of libraries, galleries,  museums that is so easy to get inspiration.
  • Life here is relaxed and at a different pace, so you do not get stressed and have all the time you need to get inspired.
  • In Venice lived just to mention some Italian Artists  Canova, Canaletto, Vasari, Giorgione, Mantegna, Titian….

No more excuses then!

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November 5, 2010 at 8:23 pm

Oh no not again!

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10 Ways to get over an Artist Block…may be I need to check it again.

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November 3, 2010 at 5:13 pm