Before us is a grandiose self-portrait, which the artist wrote at the age of 70 years. Creation is really impressive to the depths of the soul. As for the flowers, the impression is monochrome. It is no coincidence. That is how the artist affects us on a psychological level.
The background is very gloomy and absolutely conditional. We see an old man who is not just tired. He is completely exhausted. A gray beard frames his strong-willed face. The viewer reads special experiences, bitterness of reflections and pain of disappointments of this person. He lived a long life.
Tintoretto looks straight at us. His eyes amaze with depth and special wisdom. We simply cannot resist this particular magnetism. There is an overwhelming desire to understand the artist, penetrating into his soul and the deepest corners of his huge soul.
In the artist’s portraits, warm colors usually prevailed. Before us is a truly magnificent image of a true painter. Yes, he is old and gray. But his eyes are full of living fire. The spirit of man is full of strength and special pride. Self painter is really amazing. The artist was confident that the self-portrait allows you to talk about what the person experienced and changed his mind.
Tintoretto portrays himself against a background in which he dissolves. The face becomes a special bright spot. His mustache softly silvers, under his lips, which are tightly compressed.
Wrinkles cut through this wise old man’s forehead. They show that he lived a long life. Clothes are practically not traced. It is only barely guessed against the general background. The artist draws a little of the fur collar and the shoulders of this man. The main thing here is the face.
We present Tintoretto as an artist thoughtful and incredibly temperamental. The canvas makes us feel that the painter managed to get ahead of time.