St Mark's Body Brought to Venice

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St Mark's Body Brought to Venice
Accademia - St Mark's Body Brought to Venice by Jacopo Tintoretto.jpg
MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions398 cm × 315 cm (157 in × 124 in)
LocationGallerie dell'Accademia, Venice

St Mark's Body Brought to Venice, The Abduction of the Body of Saint Mark or Translation of the Body of Saint Mark is a painting by Tintoretto. It was produced between 1562 and 1566 as part of a series of works on Saint Mark for the Sala Capitolare of the Scuola Grande di San Marco - the others were Miracle of the Slave and Finding of the body of St Mark. It is now held in the Gallerie dell'Accademia in Venice.[1]

The painting is notable for its striking, deep perspective background lines. The colours are darker in the near subjects, while the figures in the background are white, nearly transparent. The strange red sky is roiling with ominous clouds, riven with a thunderbolt, affording the painting a heavy, dynamic atmosphere. Tintoretto himself is portrayed within the work as the bearded man beside the camel.


  1. ^ "Stealing the Body of Saint Mark".


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

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