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Venice Celebrates Jacopo Tintoretto at 500

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Venice Celebrates Jacopo Tintoretto at 500: A Lecture by Melissa Conn, Director of the Venice Office of Save Venice

In honor of Jacopo Tintoretto’s 500th birthday, the American non-profit organization Save Venice funded the conservation treatment of nearly two-dozen paintings in Venice in 2018/19, by the celebrated master and his talented workshop, several of which will be featured in Washington D.C. at the National Gallery of Art’s Tintoretto: Artist of Renaissance Venice exhibition taking place from March 24 ­through­ July 7, 2019.

This lecture will present a survey of recently conserved Tintoretto paintings and reveal new insights on the artist’s techniques and unorthodox working methods. Altered color pigments and heavy repainting often mask Tintoretto’s original intent, but scientific research, analytical imaging, and careful conservation treatments have confirmed there is much more than meets the eye in Tintoretto’s paintings in Venice.

Melissa Conn is the Director of the Venice Office of Save Venice.

Save Venice Inc. is the leading American nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the artistic heritage of Venice, Italy. Since 1971, Save Venice has funded the restoration of more than 500 artistic, architectural, and culturally significant works. In 2015, Save Venice established the Rosand Library & Study Center in Venice, creating a nexus for the research of Venetian art, history, and conservation. Save Venice also provides grants for fellowships, exhibitions, and publications to advance Venetian scholarship and conservation.

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