From the beginning of his dazzling career, Jacopo Robusti, known as Tintoretto, showed a tendency to strong and significant contrasts between light and shade. A long life studded with fame and honours alternated with great disappointment. This itinerary will guide the visitors to the discovery of the characteristics of the artist’s painting, and will examine in depth the details of the early works on show, as well as supplying the right tools for identifying the works by the master scattered throughout the rest of Venice.


  • Presenting Tintoretto – a thematic itinerary for every level of school.

Together we will get to know the painter of the great compositions and of contrasts of light. With the best adapted language, calibrated according to the level of the school, we will reveal the value of being a painter in sixteenth century Venice.
What tools were used? How was a work of art made in that period? Together we will discover art and history, and make an analysis of the techniques used.


  • Tintoretto for inquisitive students – a thematic itinerary for families.

Who was Tintoretto and where did this curious name come from? We will help children and adults to discover together the artist who was able to reconcile “the colour of Titian and the drawing of Michelangelo”. Through an inclusive approach we will learn to analyse the works of art on show, the history they enclose, and the genius of the man who created them.


For info: Associazione Isola Tour

The young Tintoretto
Curated by Roberta Battaglia, Paola Marini, Vittoria Romani
September 7 2018 – January 6 2019
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice

Opening hours

Monday: 8.15 a.m. to 2 p.m.
(ticket office closes at 1 p.m.);
Tuesday – Sunday: 8.15 a.m. to 7.15 p.m.
(ticket office closes at 6.15 p.m.).

Monday special opening, until December 17th
shows The young Tintoretto and Palladian Wing
2 p.m.-6 p.m. (ticket office closing at 5.30 p.m.)

Information and booking
Tel. +39 041 5200345