Scuola Grande di San Rocco

Monument and Museum - San Rocco


This School was built in the 1515 following the project of Bon and Scarpagnino, and soon became famous becouse of the Tintoretto's paintings that remained here for more than twenty years and that rappresented the masterpieces of Venetian painting between the Renaissance and Mannerism. Besides, here are kept works by Giorgione, Tiziano e Tiepolo.

The School of San Rocco is famous for a series of more than 50 canvases painted by Tintoretto in the 1500s. They took 23 years to complete and did for Venice what Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel did for Rome. An impressive sight, the dark paintings are aglow with figures hurtling dramatically through space amid flashes of light and color.