2018 marks the 500th anniversary of the birth of Jacopo Robusti, better known as Tintoretto (Venice 1519-1594).
Galleria Estense is home to one of the artist’s most notable and significant decorative cycles, and has participated in the international events organised to coincide with the celebrations. From October 2017 the works began their journey: two octagonal paintings travelled to Wallraf-Richartz Museum in Cologne then on to Musée de Luxemburg in Paris for the exhibition ‘Un fou de peinture – le jeune Tintoret’.
In September 2018, three octagonal paintings featured in the exhibition Tintoretto 500th Anniversary at the Accademia Galleries in Venice, the artist’s native city. From October 2018, one of these paintings featured in the exhibition Ovid, Loves and Metaphorphoses at the Scuderie del Qurinale in Rome. In 2019, from March onwards, the last leg of the journey sees two paintings travel across the Atlantic to the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. This journey from Modena around the world will ultimately bring the Tintorettos back to Galleria Estense enriched with new interpretations, studies and comparisons with masterpieces from around the world.