Big Pictures: Monumental Art June 25, 2019

Regarding my previous post: There are BIG artists and there are Monumental Artists. My problem is with artists who depend on sensationalist tricks, a la “Brave New World” to bring in the audience.

But, monumental artists are another thing, indeed. Tintoretto, for instance. Or, Basano. But, especially, Tintoretto, whose work can be seen until July 9 at the National Gallery in Washington.

For sheer drama, exciting composition, beautiful painting: Tintoretto has no equal.

Of course, the largest of his works cannot be transported out of Venice, but, what can be, indicates the scope of his powerful vision.