(b. 1518, Venezia, d. 1594, Venezia)


c. 1565
Oil on canvas, 143 x 362 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

The best description of this picture is by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: "A Paradise by Tintoretto, or rather the coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven in the presence of all the patriarchs, prophets, saints, angels, etc., a nonsensical idea executed with the greatest genius. There is such ease of brushwork, spirit, and wealth of expression here that to admire and enjoy the piece properly one would have to own it, since the work may be said to be infinite, and the least of the angels' heads have character [...]."