For nearly four decades in the 16th century, the careers of Venice’s three greatest painters overlapped, producing mutual influences and bitter rivalries that changed the course of art history.
Frederick Ilchman is the Mrs. Russell W. Baker Assistant Curator of Paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He was part of the curatorial team that prepared the 2007 Tintoretto exhibition at the Museo Nacional del Prado, and a contributor to its catalogue.
“An intelligent, exhilarating examination of the complex conversation among the three giants whose work, collectively and separately, essentially defines Venetian painting” (Wall Street Journal).
“Richly illustrated…this impressive volume sheds light on the influences, competition, rivalry, technical brilliance, and stylistic development of these ambitious giants who dominated Venetian painting [and] enhances the reader’s knowledge of the culture prevailing during Venice’s golden age” (Maine Antique Digest).