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By Andrew Loomis

Analyzes a number of parts of good looks - harmony, simplicity, colour, layout, rhythm, etc., from the sensible point of view of the artist. For amateurs.

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Oil on canvas, 100 x 89 cm. Musée du Louvre, Paris. 60 Page 60 The temperamental Venetian Jacopo Robusti (1518 to 1594), better known by his nickname Tintoretto (the little dyer), was of a totally different type than Veronese. He tried to include in his paintings that which had perhaps been missing from Venetian painting until then, dramatic life intensified to passionate emotionalism. He owes the colouring, and especially the golden colour that can be found in his early work, to his short apprenticeship with Titian.

With his first significant painting the tondo The Holy Family (1501), he wanted to demonstrate his firm determination to break with traditional composition and the previous portrayal of the figures. Furthermore, he wanted to show that and how movement could be included in a small sized picture. Pope Julius II (1443 to 1513) summoned Michelangelo to Rome in 1505, entrusting him with the design for his tomb. A different commission from Julius II was completed during his lifetime: decorating the ceiling (1508/1512) of the Sistine Chapel with a number of pictures, which in rigorous structuring and grouping, through a painted architectonic frame, depict the creation of the world and mankind as well as the Fall Michelangelo Buonarroti, The Last Judgment, 1536-1541.

1525. Oil on canvas, 100 x 89 cm. Musée du Louvre, Paris. 60 Page 60 The temperamental Venetian Jacopo Robusti (1518 to 1594), better known by his nickname Tintoretto (the little dyer), was of a totally different type than Veronese. He tried to include in his paintings that which had perhaps been missing from Venetian painting until then, dramatic life intensified to passionate emotionalism. He owes the colouring, and especially the golden colour that can be found in his early work, to his short apprenticeship with Titian.

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