Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Bronzino: Portrait of Andrea Doria as Neptune (1532-33)

Agnolo Bronzino (1503, Monticelli, Italy – 1572, Florence, Italy). Italian painter and poet. He dominated Florentine painting from the 1530s to the 1560s. He was court artist to Cosimo I de’ Medici, and his sophisticated style and extraordinary technical ability were ideally suited to the needs and ideals of his ducal patron. He was a leading decorator, and his religious subjects and mythological scenes epitomize the grace of the high maniera style.

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