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Bronzino
Charles McCorquodale
1904449484
February 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Few painters could be said to have shaped posterity's image of a particular society against the historical and social background as did Bronzino. His portraits, religious subjects and mythological scenes seem to crystallize the urbanity, luxury, elegant erudition and cruelty of the Italian mid-sixteenth century mannerist style. In this lucid and carefully researched study, Charles McCorquodale succeeds in presenting this difficult artist and his relationship to contemporary art in Florence in a manner that simultaneously unravels and dispels many of the misunderstandings of Bronzino's oeuvre. The author clearly shows that the artist's own claim to have been the last great painter of the Florentine Renaissance is fundamentally true; as a portraitist he stands amongst Titian, Rubens and Ingres; as a colorist his...


Bronzino's Chapel of Eleonora in the Palazzo Vecchio, Vol. 29
Janet Cox-Rearick
0520074807
March 1993
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Masquerading as a large-format coffee-table book, this accomplished scholarly production is an elegantly written and highly detailed analysis of a fresco cycle in Florence's Palazzo Vecchio. Beginning with a history of the Florentine Medici dynasty and the Palazzo's patrons Duke Cosimo I de Medici and Eleonora di Toledo, Cox-Rearick contextualizes Bronzino's decoration of the chapel within Duke Cosimo's art-patronage career. The author argues that the frescoes are a central work of Florentine art and as such established an iconography of power and erotic allegory utilized throughout later Renaissance painting and biblical narratives. Subjecting each fresco panel to a meticulous analysis of its formal and narrative elements, she leans heavily on contemporary documentary evidence of the chapel's completion and makes...


Pontormo, Bronzino, and Allori: A Genealogy of Florentine Art
Elizabeth Pilliod
0300085435
July 2001
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Pilliod (art, Oregon State Univ.) methodically argues for both a reassessment of the place of Jacopo da Pontormo, Agnolo Bronzino, and Alessandro Allori in 16th-century painting and for a new understanding of the role of Giorgio Vasari's Lives in art history. Using sociological and historical data, she compiles a portrait of 16th-century painting at odds with the view accepted through the centuries by historians who relied primarily on Vasari for their factual information. By following the money, she proves conclusively that Pontormo was a court painter under the rule of the Medici and was actually a competitor of Vasari for the favor of the duke. Bronzino was a student of Pontormo and Allori, in turn, a student of Bronzino. Though Vasari would tag them as minor participants, the author maintains that...


Bronzino
Alessandro Cecchi
1878351524
Jan 1997
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Italian


Pontormo, Bronzino, and the Medici: The Transformation of the Renaissance Portrait in Florence
Carl Brandon Brandon Strehlke (Editor)
0271025360
October 2004
Hardcover
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Bronzino
Maurice Brock
2080108778
November 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Agnolo Bronzino (1503-1572) was one of the leading representatives of Florentine mannerist painting. In this important new study, the eminent French art historian Maurice Brock provides a detailed analysis of this painter's remarkable oeuvre, taking into account the latest developments in scholarship and drawing on information about the artist's life that has recently come to light.

Eschewing a chronological approach, the author examines the paintings according to genre, focusing above all on Bronzino's portraits and religiouslittle-known paintings, and in particular on the ltitle-known altarpieces and private devotional pictures. For Bronzino, art was the imitation of art, not the faithful imitation of nature. This book explains how he borrowed from other art forms, notable sculpture, and it looks at the...


Bronsino: Renaissance Painter as Poet
Deborah Parker
0521781663
October 2000
Hardcover
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Review
'... throw[s] new light on the artist's polished surfaces.' Chase Madar, Times Literary Supplement
'With reliable and sometimes elegant prose translations of Bronzino's poems, the author leads us through a reading of his rime in burla and canzoniere in relation to the works of Petrarch and to that of such sixteenth-century authors as Benedetto Varchi and Laura Battiferri, among others ...This is a strong and readable book because Parker accepts her subject on his own terms, allowing him to speak through her.' Virginia Quarterly Review
'This splendid book provides a much-needed survey of late Renaissance Italian poetic practice ... It situates Bronzino's work in a rich social and cultural context and ... offers an illuminating commentary on the interaction of the visual and literary arts at a particularly fertile period...

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