Paintings in the Sala Inferiore (1583-87)
by TINTORETTO

Between July 1583 and August 1587, Tintoretto returned to work in the Scuola Grande di San Rocco. Nearly seventy years old, he painted eight large canvases on the walls of the Sala Inferiore (Ground Floor Hall), a fine interior whose roof beams are supported by two rows of slender columns. The tempestuous energy and passion for the light that animated the earlier works for the Scuola had given way to a more contemplative and spiritual vision. In August 1587 the placing of the Circumcision in the Sala Inferiore completed the decoration of the receiving rooms of the Scuola.

The paintings are the following:

  1. The Annunciation (on the wall opposite to the staircase)
  2. The Adoration of the Magi (on the wall opposite to the staircase)
  3. The Flight into Egypt(on the wall opposite to the staircase)
  4. The Massacre of the Innocents (on the wall opposite to the staircase)
  5. St Mary Magdalene (on the wall opposite to the staircase)
  6. St Mary of Egypt (on the wall with the staircase)
  7. The Circumcision (above a door left to the staircase)
  8. The Assumption of the Virgin (above a door right to the staircase)


Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
View of the Sala Inferiore
1583-87
Oil on canvas
Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice

1129*850
True Color
147 Kb



The Annunciation
1583-87
Oil on canvas, 422 x 545 cm
Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice

1280*1004
True Color
141 Kb



The Annunciation (detail)
1583-87
Oil on canvas
Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice

900*1121
True Color
194 Kb



The Adoration of the Magi
1582
Oil on canvas, 425 x 544 cm
Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice

1188*900
True Color
191 Kb



The Adoration of the Magi (detail)
1582
Oil on canvas
Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice

850*1066
True Color
178 Kb



The Adoration of the Magi (detail)
1582
Oil on canvas
Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice

900*1085
True Color
175 Kb



The Adoration of the Magi (detail)
c. 1582
Oil on canvas
Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice

850*1057
True Color
154 Kb



The Flight into Egypt
1582-87
Oil on canvas, 422 x 580 cm
Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice

1190*900
True Color
194 Kb



The Flight into Egypt (detail)
1582-87
Oil on canvas
Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice

900*1129
True Color
124 Kb



The Flight into Egypt (detail)
1582-87
Oil on canvas
Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice

1002*1098
True Color
145 Kb



The Flight into Egypt (detail)
1582-87
Oil on canvas
Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice

900*1132
True Color
150 Kb



The Massacre of the Innocents
1582-87
Oil on canvas, 422 x 546 cm
Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice

1071*820
True Color
178 Kb



The Massacre of the Innocents (detail)
1582-87
Oil on canvas
Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice

1030*682
True Color
155 Kb



The Massacre of the Innocents (detail)
1582-87
Oil on canvas
Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice

820*1023
True Color
108 Kb



The Massacre of the Innocents (detail)
1582-87
Oil on canvas
Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice

810*1009
True Color
185 Kb



The Massacre of the Innocents (detail)
1582-87
Oil on canvas
Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice

800*1006
True Color
173 Kb



St Mary Magdalen
1582-87
Oil on canvas, 425 x 209 cm
Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice

700*1436
True Color
134 Kb



St Mary of Egypt
1582-87
Oil on canvas, 425 x 211 cm
Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice

700*1430
True Color
159 Kb



St Mary of Egypt (detail)
1582-87
Oil on canvas
Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice

1001*873
True Color
151 Kb



The Circumcision
c. 1587
Oil on canvas, 440 x 482 cm
Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice

1154*1000
True Color
204 Kb



The Circumcision (detail)
c. 1587
Oil on canvas
Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice

850*1063
True Color
142 Kb



The Assumption of the Virgin
1582-97
Oil on canvas, 425 x 587 cm
Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice

1100*800
True Color
143 Kb



The Assumption of the Virgin (detail)
1582-97
Oil on canvas
Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice

800*993
True Color
160 Kb




Summary of paintings by Tintoretto
Religious themes
1540s | 1550s | 1560s | 1570s | 1580s
Scuola Grande di San Marco | San Rocco
Great decorations
Scuola Grande di San Rocco | Madonna dell'Orto | Palazzo Ducale
Mythological and allegorical themes
Portraits
Other works
Old Testament themes | Graphics