Jacopo da Pontormo

1494-1557 Italy Mannerism/Florentine School

 

Brief Biography-Jacopo da Pontormo (Puntorma, or Jacopo Carrucci) was born in Pontormo, in 1494. On the death of his parents when he was a youth, a relative arranged for him to study under Leonardo da Vinci who he stayed with until he was eighteen. He subsequently became a disciple of Mariotto Albertinelli and Piero di Cosimo and painted the "Annunciation." which gained considerable praise from Raphael. Shortly afterwards, he worked under Andrea del Sarto, who became jealous of his talents and dismissed him when Michelangelo praised his works. With Bronzino as his student and assistant, Pontormo gained several commissions for churches that rivalled Andrea del Sarto's works. However, he caused consternation in Florence when he copied the style of Albrecht Dürer in his paintings for the Carthusian's abbey. He spent eleven years on his last significant frescoes in the chapel of San Lorenzo. Unfortunately, they were not well received by the public when opened to view. He died not long after in Florence, and the works are no longer extant. His most noted works are the "Deposition" in the chapel in Sta Felicita, Florence, and the frescoes at Poggio a Caiano. The influence of Michelangelo is evident in his later drawings. Scholars credit Pontormo as an originator of the mannerist style.

 

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descent from
the cross


giuseppe receives
requests for help

giuseppe receives requests for help from brothers

joseph
in egypt

joseph in egypt

nativity of saint
john the baptist

nativity of saint john of the baptist

martyrdom of
saint maurice

martyrdom of saint maurice and the theban legion

portrait of
a halberdier

portrait of a halberdier

vertumnus and
pomona

right side of the bezel vertumnus and pomona

portrait of a
woman in red

portrait of a woman in red

repentant saint
jerome

repentant saint jerome

The
visitation

visitation

saint
antonius abbas

saint antonius abbas

venus
and cupid

venus and cupid

saint
sebastian

saint sebastian

saint
quintinus

saint quintinus

alessandro
de medici

alessandro de medici

annen altar madonna
with saint

annen altar madonna with saint anna saint sebastian saint peter saint filippus and saint benedict

cosimo i
de medici

cosimo i de medici

cosimo
il vecchio

cosimo il vecchio

giovanni
della casa

giovanni della casa

leda and
the swan

leda and the swan

joseph
being sold

joseph being sold to potiphar

lady with a basket
of spindles

lady with a basket of spindles

madonna and child
with saint joseph

madonna and child with saint joseph and saint john the baptist

madonna and
child with saints

madonna and child with saints

madonna
and child

madonna and child with the young saint john

madonna
and child

madonna and child with the young saint john the baptist

madonna
and child

madonna and child with two saints

maria salviati
de medici

maria salviati de medici with giulia de medici

noli me
tangere

noli me tangere

portrait of
two friends

portrait of two friends

st john
the evangelist

saint john the evangelist

saint
luke

saint luke

portrait of an
engraver

portrait of an engraver of semi-precious stones

portrait of
maria salviati

portrait of maria salviati

punishment of
the baker

punishment of the baker

the expulsion from
earthly paradise

the expulsion from earthly paradise

supper
at emmaus

supper at emmaus

the
annunciation

the annunciation

the
visitation

the visitation

youth in
a pink coat

youth in a pink coat