Jacopo Robusti, known as Tintoretto, was born in 1518. Born into a family of dyers, he showed an early interest in the arts, and his father sent him to train in a small craftsman's workshop, where he was nicknamed "Tintoretto" (the little dyer). He was then working in Titian’s workshop. However, he did not stay with him for long. Legend holds that the master, realising his pupil's dazzling talent, sent him away for fear of being overshadowed by him. The extraordinary audacity of the artist who was a part of the Mannerist trend, enabled him to deploy a whole range of colours and plays of light in his paintings. Tintoretto's art is also marked by the image of his city, Venice, and his ardent religiosity which reflects in his original iconography. Tintoretto died in 1594, in Venice.