Tintoretto (Scuderie del Quirinale, Until June 10, 2012)

It is for the first time since 1937 that an exhibition dedicated to the 16th century Italian painter Tintoretto is taking place. It is held in theĀ Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome, started on February 24th and will last until June 10th of 2012.

Tintoretto exhibition (Scuderie del Quirinale, Until June 10, 2012)

One of the main reasons for this long hiatus is that Tintoretto (who was born as Jacopo Robusti in 1519 and died in 1594) painted his works on such large canvases that it is extremely difficult to move them without causing some sort of damage.

The exhibition starts as well as ends with a self-portrait by and of the master: The youthful Tintoretto is on loan from the London Victoria & Albert Museum, while the older version usually can be seen in the Paris Louvre.

The Tintoretto exhibition is divided into three main themes: Religious art, mythological art and portrait paintings.

The religiously themed works can be seen on the first floor of the Scuderie, while the second floor is dedicated to the other two subjects.

The exhibition is titled, simply, “Tintoretto”. The address of the Scuderie del Quirinale is Via 24 Maggio, 16 Rome. Admission is 10 Euros (8,50 Euros for Europeans younger than 26 or older than 65; free for children up to 6 years of age). It is also possible to acquire a combineation ticket Scuderie/Palazzo delle Esposizioni for 18 Euros (15 Euros concessions). Opening hoursstijden: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 10 AM until 8 PM; Friday and Saturday 10 AM till 11 PM; Mondays closed. Bus: 40-60-64-70-117-170-H. Phone: +39 06 39967500 (for information and reservations).

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