Known as one of the masters of 16th century Venetian paintings, Jacopo Tintoretto's theme was dramatic depictions of religious scenes that appear to be life-like and moving. Tintoretto’s featured works of art include “The Last Supper” and “Saint Mark Rescuing the Slave”, both of which were painted between 1590-1594 in Venice, Italy. Tintoretto’s use of rich colors such as shades of red, gold, and green helped to distinct his paintings, making them appear innovative, mysterious, and theatrical in order to contrast with the other Venetian painters, Titian and Veronese. Each of his paintings were created with motion and exaggerated bodily poses and proportions in order to intensify the true depth in meaning in his paintings. What is most interesting about the background of Tintoretto’s most complex paintings is that he would use small wax or clay figures to set up his arrangements and observe how the light affects the shadows to create a motion-like complex to the paintings characters. Towards the end of Jacopo Tintoretto’s life, his works of art became increasingly dark and mysterious such as “The Last Supper”, which skyrocketed his fame and notoriety to carry on as a master of his trade in Venetian painting.
In this collage, the viewer can see the complexity and richness of Tintoretto's detailed works of art as well as its darkness and depth in meaning. One can interpret that each painting focuses on the bodily movement of the heavenly figures that gives a surreal life-likeness to its characters. Tintoretto's combination of Michelangelo's style of drawing with Titian's depth in color as well as his own desire to be different than the others shines through his magnificent paintings.