Artibus et Historiae no. 7 (IV)1983, ISSN 0391-9064
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ERASMUS WEDDIGEN - Once More a Stranger: Jacopo Tintoretto
The publishing of a comprehensive two volume compendium of the works of Jacopo Tintoretto (Opere sacre e profane, Venice 1982) by Rodolfo Pallucchini (Introduction, development, state of research) and Paola Rossi (registers, critical catalogue, bibliography) offers the occasion to question critically the validity of this type of art divulgation as a working category. The example of this long-awaited Tintoretto monograph brings out certain virtues (the art history contextualization and location, arrangement into tables, chronology, exhaustive documentation of pictures, bibliography etc.) and shortcomings (reproduction, technical details, iconography, participation of collaborators, meanings etc.) of this ambitious undertaking, but also allow us to realize how much there is still to know for an overall picture of Mannerist Venice and especially for the still unsatisfactorily understood figure of Tintoretto.