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Tintoretto: Artist of Renaissance Venice at National Gallery of Art [Washington]

The nine Muses were originally seen as the divine inspiration for poetry, song and dance, but gradually became the emblems for all the liberal arts. With Apollo (represented as the sun) they also symbolised the ‘harmony of the spheres’. Here T
The Muses ©

The National Gallery of Art, Washington, is celebrating the 500th anniversary of the birth of the great Venetian painter Jacopo Tintoretto (1518/19–1594). The exhibition, which was previously held at the Palazzo Ducale in Venice in 2018, marks the first retrospective of Tintoretto's work in North America and unites many of the artist's greatest paintings.  Among the highlights are two autograph works by Tintoretto, from the Royal Collection. The painting The Muses is a late work by the artist, while the preparatory study for the Crucifixion painted for the church of San Severo in Venice, is one of his finest surviving drawings.  Both are on display until the 7th July.

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