Autoritratto (c.1546-1548)

Tintoretto, Jacopo (1518-1594)

Autoritratto (Self-Portrait)
Oil on canvas, 45.1 × 38.1 cm
Philadelphia Museum of ArtPhiladelphia

This dramatically intimate self-portrait announced the arrival of a new talent on the Venetian art scene; Tintoretto painted it when he was just beginning his career. The picture follows the Venetian portraiture tradition of showing the subject’s head emerging from a dark background and making the eyes the focus of attention. (PMoA)


Tintoretto, Jacopo (1518-1594)
Autoritratto come giovane uomo
Victoria and Albert MuseumLondon