Agnolo Bronzino

1503-1572 Italy-High Renaissance

 

Brief Biography-Agnolo di Cosimo di Mariano was from a poor district of Florence called Monticelli just outside the city. Nothing is really known of his early life there. In 1514 he was apprenticed to Raffaellino del Garbo for a year and then to Jacopo da Pontormo, original name Jacopo Carucci. Pontormo was an outstanding artist of the time who was admired by none other than Michelangelo. Bronzino was his preferred pupil and he incorporated him in his painting 'Joseph in Egypt'. The two worked together on church frescos later on in life. Bronzino adopted a great deal of Pontormo's style of painting. In 1532 he painted a portrait of Guidobaldo della Rovere in Pesaro which was his first important portrait and it helped him gain a reputation. Pontormo had him assist with frescos for the Medici family which culminated in portrait commissions. By 1539 he was court painter for Duke Cosimo de 'Medici and did designs for tapestries in Cosimo's tapestry works. Hs tapestry work was influenced by Michelangelo when he visited Rome. Bronzino adopted a son Alessandro Allori who became a pupil of his and subsequently was a successful artist. The later part of Bronzino's life when not painting was taken up with the Accademia del Disegno of which he was the Director. He died in the house of Alessandro Allori in 1572.

 

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Eleonora of
Toledo

Eleonora of Toledo with her son Giovanni de' Medici

A
Woman

A Woman

A
Young Man

A Young Man

Bia di Cosimo
de'Medici

Bia de Cosimo de' Medici

Laura
Battiferri

Laura Battiferri

The
Crossing

The crossing of the Red Sea

The Holy
Family

The Holy Family

Venus Disarming
Cupid

Venus Disarming Cupid

a lady with
a dog

a lady with a dog

portrait of a
young man

portrait of a young man

the
deposition

the deposition

the resurection
of christ

the resurection of christ

ugoloino
martelli

ugoloino martelli

Venus Cupido
and Satyr

Venus Cupido and Satyr

Cosimo I
de' Medici

Cosimo I de' Medici in Armour

Francesco I
de' Medici

Francesco I de' Medici

Bartolomeo
Panciatichi

Bartolomeo Panciatichi

Maria
de' Medici

Maria de' Medici

Giovanni
de' Medici

Giovanni de' Medici


Lucrezia

Lucrezia di Cosimo

Garcia de'
Medici

 Garcia de' Medici

Duke
of Urbino

GuidobaldoTwo della Rovere Duke of Urbino

Stefano
IV Colonna

Stefano the fourth Colonna

Venus Cupid
and Envy

Venus Cupid and Envy

Holy
Family

Holy Family

Holy
Family 2

Holy Family two


Allegory

Allegory of Happiness

the
Deposition

Deposition

tjhe
Adoration

Adoration of the Shepherds

Saint
Markus

Saint Markus

Saint
Matthew

 Saint Matthew

Young Woman
and Son

A Young Woman and her Son

Andrea Doria
as Neptune

Andrea Doria as Neptune

Cosimo
I de' Medici

Cosimo I de' Medici


Eleonora

Eleonora di Toledo


Ferdinando

Ferdinando de' Medici

Girl with
a Book

Girl with a Book

Lady
Eleonora

Lady Duchess Eleonora


Lodovico

Lodovico Capponi

Lorenzo
Lenzi

Lorenzo Lenzi

Noli me
tangere

Noli me tangere

Martyrdom
of Lawrence

Martyrdom of St Lawrence

portrait
of a boy

portrait of a boy