Agnolo Bronzino (Bronzino Agnolo)( Italian painter)
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Biography Agnolo Bronzino (Bronzino Agnolo)
. The representative of the Florentine school, also known as Agnolo (or Angelo) di Cosimo di Mariano (Agnolo di Cosimo di Mariano); sometimes called Angelo Allori (actually, this name belongs to the most famous of his students)
. Born November 17, 1503 at Monticelli, near Florence, was the favorite disciple and assistant of Jacopo Pontormo, was influenced by Michelangelo. In 1530 received a commission in Pesaro, but two years later he returned to Florence. In art Bronzino Mannerism reaches zenith. Paintings filled shapes, forming the outlines of his beautiful, sophisticated design, they are friezes, parallel to the picture plane, while the master does not seek to convey the real three-dimensional space. Vertical and diagonal underlined figures artificially lengthened, their Modeling hard, sculptural. These features are clearly visible in the paintings Pieta (1565) and Descent into Hell (both in the Uffizi Gallery). Literary predilections and theoretical views, typical of the Mannerist period, reflected in the paintings of Bronzino, written in complex allegorical subjects, such as Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time (1544-1545, London, National Gallery). The portraits, especially such as Eleanor of Toledo with her son (s. 1545), a young man with a lute (ca. 1530) and Bartolomeo Panchatiki (ca. 1540) (all - in the Uffizi), the artist consistently applies maneristicheskie painting techniques to achieve a decorative and graceful forms. Paintings Bronzino thorough examination execution and aristocratic restraint images. Many of its models - the members of the Medici family, a court painter whom he was with the 1539. Bronzino died in Florence on November 23, 1572.