Though it's been nearly 500 years since the birth of celebrated Venetian artist Jacopo Tintoretto, the artist’s singular ability to capture the effects of color, light and texture still delights and amazes viewers. Sotheby’s forthcoming sale of Master Paintings (22 May, New York) highlights the importance and breadth of this his œuvre. Along with Titian and Veronese, Tintoretto was one of the leading artists in Venice during the 16th century as the city thrived as one of the foremost commercial, cultural and artistic centers in all of Europe. From the artist and his flourishing family workshop arose myriad works that played a pivotal role in the development of the Venetian artistic tradition and helped to define the period as we know it today.
22 May New York