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Tintoretto and the Scuola di San Rocco Sian Walters Tuesday 10 April 2018

The Venetian Scuole were semi-religious confraternities of guilds bound together by profession, nationality or devotion.  The Scuola dedicated to St Roch was one of the wealthiest and most prestigious enabling its members to fund the construction and decoration of a splendid new headquarters.  The vast canvases which cover the walls and ceiling of this elegant building were on of the greatest achievements of Jacopo Tintoretto, a project comprising around 60 paintings to which he dedicated 20 years of his life.