Thursday, January 19, 2012
"It is related that one day, in Venice, the Council of Ten decided to submit the decoration of the wall at the end of their council chamber to a competition. The subject proposed was "Paradise" and the painters were given a week in which to prepare their sketches.
Tintoretto took this week to profit, not merely to submit a sketch to the judgment of their Excellencies, but the completed painting itself, measuring more than thirty feet."
J. Maroger, The Secret Formulas and Techniques of the Masters