Artist and Poet at the Court of the Medici

edited by Carlo Falciani and Antonio Natali

Essays by Alessandro Cherubini, Marco Collareta, Elizabeth Cropper, Carlo Falciani, Massimo Firpo, Francesca De Luca, Antonio Natali, Massimiliano Rossi

Entries by Andrea Baldinotti, Carmen C. Bambach, Cécile Beuzelin, Floriana Conte, Philippe Costamagna, Janet Cox-Rearick, Elizabeth Cropper, Raffaele De Giorgi, Martina De Petris, Carlo Falciani, David Franklin, Antonio Geremicca, Alessandra Giannotti, Simone Giordani, Sefy Hendler, Lucia Meoni, Angelo Maria Monaco, Elizabeth Pilliod, Carlo Pizzorusso

«… they were all very natural, executed with incredible diligence, and finished so well that nothing more could be desired»
Giorgio Vasari

The catalogue traces the career of Agnolo di Cosimo known as Bronzino, a protagonist of sixteenth-century Florentine culture, from his apprenticeship in the workshop of Jacopo da Pontormo and sojourn in the Marche region to his career as official artist (and portraitist) of the Medici court and painter of sacred works. Many works by Bronzino and his contemporaries (Benvenuto Cellini, Niccolò Tribolo, Baccio Bandinelli, Pierino da Vinci, Alessandro Allori) reveal the close link between the arts: painting and sculpture, but also poetry, demonstrating the multifaceted personality of the artist, author of lofty sonnets in the style of Petrarch and of burlesque poems.
Also included in the exhibition is a work recently reattributed to Bronzino, the Panciatichi Christ Crucified.


Digital version available on

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Eur 60,00

Weight 2,2 kg
Dimensions 24,5 × 29 cm



Paperback with flaps


152 in colour 64 b/w


English, Italian


978-88-7461-153-9 (ita), 978-88-7461-154-6 (eng)

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