Pontormo, Bronzino, and the Medici: The Transformation of the Renaissance Portrait in Florence

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Co-published with the Philadelphia Museum of Art This book accompanies an exhibition of the same name held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art upon the completion of conservation of Pontormo’s famous portrait of Duke Alessandro de’ Medici. Centering on Pontormo’s painting and Agnolo Bronzino’s equally renowned depiction of another Medici duke, Cosimo I, the exhibition of some fifty sixteenth-century works from American and European collections explores the ways in which these artists changed the Renaissance ...

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Overview

Co-published with the Philadelphia Museum of Art This book accompanies an exhibition of the same name held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art upon the completion of conservation of Pontormo’s famous portrait of Duke Alessandro de’ Medici. Centering on Pontormo’s painting and Agnolo Bronzino’s equally renowned depiction of another Medici duke, Cosimo I, the exhibition of some fifty sixteenth-century works from American and European collections explores the ways in which these artists changed the Renaissance portrait during this tumultuous period in Florence’s history.

In his catalogue entries, Carl Brandon Strehlke surveys the history and multifaceted significance of the Medici portraits and other paintings, drawings, coins, medals, books, and prints in the exhibition, offering a wealth of insights into the Medici dukes and the artists who served them. This fully illustrated volume also features Elizabeth Cropper’s thought-provoking essay “Pontormo and Bronzino in Philadelphia: A Double Portrait,” which explores the rich cultural and artistic background behind these artists’ portraiture. The two Philadelphia portraits offer fascinating private views of important rulers of Renaissance Florence. An essay by Mark S. Tucker and colleagues discusses findings from the recent conservation of Pontormo’s portrait of Alessandro. A glossary, a genealogy of the Medici family, and a bibliography complete this publication.

The book will accompany an exhibition to be held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art from November 20, 2004, to February 13, 2005.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780271025360
  • Publisher: Penn State University Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2004
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 11.25 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Carl Brandon Strehlke is Adjunct Curator of the John G. Johnson Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword

ANNE D’HARNONCOURT AND JOSEPH J. RISHEL

Acknowledgments

1. Pontormo and Bronzino, for and against the Medici

CARL BRANDON STREHLKE

2. Medici Genealogy

3. Pontormo and Bronzino in Philadelphia: A Double Portrait

ELIZABETH CROPPER

4. Technique and Pontormo’s Portrait of Alessandro de’Medici

MARK S. TUCKER, IRMA PASSERI,K KEN SUTHERLAND, AND BETH A. PRICE

5. Catalogue

CARL BRANDON STREHLKE

Glossary

CARL BRANDON STREHLKE

Citations

Index of Artists and Works

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