Jacopo Robusti, known as Tintoretto, was born in Venice in 1518. His father was a dyer, or tintore; hence the son got the nickname of Tintoretto, little dyer, or dyer's boy. His painting technique mixed Titian's color, of whom he was an apprentice, and Michelangelo's drawing. He was counted among the greatest representatives of the Venetian school and of the Italian Renaissance; he was a precursor of Baroque art for his dramatic use of light and his emphatic perspective effects. Among the most prestigious works assigned, Tintoretto produced a large number of paintings for the walls and ceilings of the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, a Venetian confraternity. The Republic of San Marino celebrates the 500th anniversary of Tintoretto’s birth by issuing a commemorative 2 euro coin. The obverse of the coin, designed by Luciana De Simoni, depicts the embrace between the Virgin Mary and Elizabeth, a detail of the painting Visitation, kept at the Scuola Grande di San Rocco.