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Agnolo Bronzino

Medici Court Artist in Context

Editor(s): Andrea M. Gáldy

Book Description

The Florentine artist Agnolo Bronzino (1503–1572) has long been celebrated as the consummate court painter and his sumptuous portrayals of Duke Cosimo de’ Medici and Duchess Eleonora de Toledo have become icons of Italian Renaissance art. In this volume, an international assembly of scholars advances modern perceptions of Bronzino’s art by applying fresh research paradigms not only to the well-known portraits, but also to other painted subjects, frescoes, and tapestries within the context of ancient Roman precedents, Renaissance European court culture, and postmodernist theory. The seven essays supplement two recent Bronzino exhibitions in New York and Florence (2010) by addressing Bronzino’s portraiture, creative process, and tapestry production as well as past and present attitudes towards nudity, sexuality, landscapes, and poetic satire in Bronzino’s imagery.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-4412-3
ISBN-10: 1-4438-4412-8
Date of Publication: 01/03/2013
Pages / Size: 180 / A5
Price: £39.99


Andrea M. Gáldy is a classical archaeologist with a special research interest in collecting history ( and Renaissance art. Since receiving a PhD from the University of Manchester, she has been awarded fellowships from the Henry Moore Foundation (2003) and the Harvard University Center of Italian Renaissance Studies at Villa I Tatti (2005), and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 2012. In 2010 she organised, with Townsend Zeigler, the conference Agnolo Bronzino: Medici Court Artist in Context at the British Institute of Florence.