Presentation of the Virgin (Tintoretto)

Presentation of the Virgin is a c.1551-1556 oil on canvas painting of the Presentation of Mary by Tintoretto in the church of Madonna dell'Orto in Venice.[1] Its diagonals aim to provide a stark contrast to Titian's 1534-1538 work of the same subject.[2] Vasari's Lives of the Artists calls it "A finished work, and the best-made and most felicitous painting in that place".[3]

Madonna dell'Orto (Venice) - Presentation at the temple of the Virgin (1552-1553) by Tintoretto.jpg


  1. ^ (in Italian) Vittorio Sgarbi (2015). Dal cielo alla terra. Milano: Bompiani. ISBN 978-88-452-8011-5.
  2. ^ (in Italian) Robert Echols and Frederik Ilchman (ed.s) (2018). Tintoretto 1519 - 1594. Marsilio. p. 15. ISBN 978-88-317-1135-7.
  3. ^ (in Italian) Presentazione by Carlo Bernardi, L'opera completa del Tintoretto, Milano, Rizzoli, 1970, p. 98.

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