Finding of the body of St Mark

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Finding of the body of St Mark
Jacopo Tintoretto 001.jpg
Artist Tintoretto
Type Oil on canvas
Dimensions 405 cm × 405 cm (159 in × 159 in)
Location Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan

The Finding of the body of St Mark or Rediscovery of the body of Saint Mark is a painting by Tintoretto. Dated to between 1562 and 1566, it is part of a cycle of paintings of the patron saint of Venice. It is now held in the Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan.

Like its companion piece, St Mark's Body Brought to Venice, the composition exemplifies Tintoretto's preference for dramatic effects of perspective and light. According to the art historian Thomas Nichols, "the linear logic of the emptied, boxlike perspective vistas is undermined by an irrational play of light and shade. Both paintings suggest the simultaneous existence of different levels of reality through the use of a range of pictorial techniques."[1]


  1. ^ Nichols, Thomas. "Jacopo Tintoretto". Oxford Art Online. Retrieved July 23, 2012.


  • Gillo Dorfles, Stefania Buganza and Jacopo Stoppa, Arti visive. Dal Quattrocento all'Impressionismo, Atlas, 2001, page 262

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