Saint Roche in the Hospital

size(cm): 60x120
Sale price£284 GBP


The painting "Saint Roch In The Hospital" by Jacopo Tintoretto is an Italian Renaissance masterpiece that has captivated art lovers for centuries. This work of art is one of the artist's most outstanding and is located in the Accademia Gallery in Venice.

The painting depicts Saint Roch, the patron saint of the sick, in a hospital surrounded by patients and doctors. The composition of the work is impressive, with a large amount of detail that can be seen in every corner of the painting. The use of color is also very prominent, with a palette of warm and cold tones that create a unique atmosphere.

Tintoretto's artistic style is highly characteristic, with a focus on dramatization and emotion. In this work, you can see how the artist uses light and shadow to create an effect of depth and realism. In addition, Tintoretto's loose, rapid brushstroke technique is evident in the work, giving it a dynamic and vibrant look.

The story behind the painting is also very interesting. Saint Roch was a highly venerated saint in Venice during the time that Tintoretto painted this work. The city had suffered an epidemic of plague and Saint Roch was considered the protector of the sick. The painting was commissioned by the Brotherhood of Saint Roch to be placed in their chapel at the hospital in Venice.

A little known aspect of the work is that Tintoretto included his own image in the painting. The artist can be seen in the lower right corner of the work, dressed in period clothing and holding a palette and brush. This detail is an example of the self-representation that was common in Renaissance art.

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