National Geographic : 1950 Jun
U) National Gleographic Society 757 TINT()RJTTO -Portrait of a "/ani itti Armor I3nilding the I lapsl)rg art collection left the Arcliduke I.e -ol,(l \\Wi helin little time for miilitary' leao~ership. Wh'li le winingi~t respect its ii connloisseur, Ie( gainedI notoriety its it onsistent loser of ikittles, thus dlisappiointinig hiis I litir. Empo~eror Ferdinand 11. Thle an lithke adiniredi heroic figures. In acquiring lintoretto's portrait of ai self-conifidlent warrior, lhe Iii iy hlave beeln paying lhomage to the kind of moan lie imself wats never aide to lie,. Tle namie Tirltlrett) was given toi Jacopo1 Rohlmstj(ile hiis father wals it tiuitore, or tiver. lie wa s known allso as 11!llrioso h~ecause of his speed and intensity. Some oif his work suffered hecanse of tis very hImste. Thougfihi115 ldre is ofi canvases reveal iuiequality, inany of Tinitoret to's works attest that lie caloe c lose to Ilis avowed goal of (ollllilmlillv litians mastery of c olor and IN1idilehlmlgelo's power over line and formj.