Discover Tintoretto's works in San Polo and Santa Croce districts
SAN POLO and SANTA CROCE
17. Scuola Grande di San Rocco
The Scuola Grande di San Rocco is a confraternity or lay institution, founded in the fifteenth century, for the purposes of worship and charity. Its leaders were non-aristocratic citizens, but very active in trades and professions and often very wealthy. Tintoretto worked on the decoration of the various rooms of the Scuola for over 24 years (from 1564 to about 1588), attaining the very peak of his art here. The first work, the ceiling with Saint Roch in Glory in the Sala dell’Albergo, was donated in 1564 by Jacopo to the confraternity that welcomed him among its members only the following year. In the following two years, he completed the decoration of the room, with the breathtaking Crucifixion and other episodes in the Passion of Christ (The Road to Calvary, Christ before Pilate, Ecce Homo). About eight years later, Tintoretto was commissioned to decorate the ceiling of the huge Sala Capitolare or Chapter Room with episodes from the life of Moses, surrounded by other Old Testament stories. Subsequently, he himself proposed completing the decoration of the Scuola, promising to deliver three paintings a year for the rest of his life. This is how the decoration of the Sala Capitolare was completed with episodes from the life of Christ, and then of the Sala Terrena (or Ground Floor Hall) with stories from the life of Mary, as well as the opening events of the New Testament, like The Massacre of the Innocents, The Adoration of the Magi and The Flight into Egypt. All these subjects were interpreted with enormous compositional freedom and in an unconventional, dynamic and innovative way.
9.30 a.m. - 5.30 p.m. (ticket office, 9.30 a.m. - 5 p.m.). Closed 1 January, 25 December.
18. Church of San Rocco
Built by the confraternity, the church houses the body of Saint Roch, a saint to whom the Venetians turned for protection from the plague. For the presbytery, and in different moments of his career, Tintoretto painted four canvases with stories from the life of Saint Roch, including the extraordinary Saint Roch cures the Plague Victims of 1549, which constitutes the true beginning of his activity for the Scuola, and other works, which date from the 1560s to the 1580s, thus covering a total
of forty years of his activity.
Mon.-Sat., 9.30 a.m. - 1 p.m., 2.30 - 5.30 p.m.; Sun., 9.30 a.m. - 12 noon; 3 - 5.30 p.m.
19. Church of San Cassiano
The Crucifixion, 1568, 341 × 371 cm
Descent into Limbo, 1568, 342 × 373 cm
The Resurrection of Christ with Saints Cassiano and Cecilia, 1565, 450 × 225 cm
Daily, 9 a.m. - 12 noon; 3 - 6 p.m. Opening times to be confirmed.
20. Church of San Polo
The Last Supper, c. 1574–75, 228 × 535 cm
Mon.-Sat., 10.30 a.m. - 4.30 p.m. (last entry at 4.20 p.m.)
21. Church of San Silvestro
The Baptism of Christ, 1580–82, 284,5 × 172,5 cm ▼ ◄
Mon.-Sat., 7 - 11.30 a.m.; 4 - 6 p.m.; Sun., 7 a.m. - 12 noon.
22. Church of San Simeone Profeta
The Last Supper, c. 1571, 285 × 415 cm
Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m. - 12 noon (except Tues.); 5 - 6.30 p.m.
23. Church of Santa Maria Mater Domini
Finding of the True Cross, c. 1561, 228 × 508 cm
Mon. - Wed. and Fri., 10 a.m. - 12 noon.
Museo di Palazzo Mocenigo
Exhibition: Venice during the Age of Tintoretto
from 7 September 2018 to 6 January 2019
Tue.- Sun. from 1 November to 31 March, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.;
from 1 April to 31 October, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (ticket office closes 30 min. before).
23. Chiesa di Santa Maria Mater Domini
Invenzione della Croce, 1561 circa, 228 × 508 cm
Lun-mer e ven 10.00 - 12.00
Museo di Palazzo Mocenigo
Mostra La Venezia di Tintoretto - 07.09.2018 > 06.01.2019
Mar-dom 10.00 - 17.00 da aprile ad ottobre - 10.00 - 16.00 da novembre a marzo