Baptism of Christ (Tintoretto, Venice)

Baptism of Christ is a c. 1580 oil on canvas painting by Tintoretto, one of several treatments of the same subject by that artist. One of his most notable works, it hangs as an altarpiece in the church of San Silvestro, Venice.[1][2][3] The background landscape is dominated by water, which has major symbolic significance in such a scene.[4]

Baptism of Christ (c. 1580) by Tintoretto

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (in Italian) "Restoration of the work (2003-2004)".
  2. ^ (in Italian) Della pittura veneziana, e delle opere pubbliche dei veneziani maestri Libro V, Nella Stamperia di Giacomo Storti a S. Salvatore. Con licenza dei Superiori, 1792, p. 216.
  3. ^ (in Italian) Carlo Bernardi (ed.), L'opera completa del Tintoretto, Milano, Rizzoli, 1970, p. 123.
  4. ^ (in Italian) Robert Echols and Frederik Ilchman (ed.s), Tintoretto 1519 - 1594, Marsilio, 2018, p. 203.