Giovanni Morello . Tintoretto's Bible
A "devout" yet by no means conformist painter, Tintoretto was one of the greatest painters of bibilical subjects in the Venice of his day. Though interested in New Testament themes, as evinced by the complex cycle in the Scuola di San Rocco, he certainly did not disdain addressing themes and episodes from the Old Testament. Deeply involved in the cultural debate triggered by the precepts of the Council of Trent and by Cardinal Paleotti's subsequent publications, Tintoretto clung to orthdoxy, yet at the same time he never failed to introduce fully-fledged "coups de théâtre" into his work, thus managing to steer clear of a conventional approach to the depiction of biblical events.
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