Monday, April 12, 2010

The Drawings of Bronzino: An Introduction

This exhibition is the first ever dedicated to Agnolo Bronzino (1503 - 1572), and presents nearly all the known drawings by or attributed to this leading Italian Mannerist artist, who was active primarily in Florence. A painter, draftsman, academician, and enormously witty poet, Bronzino became famous as the court artist to the Duke Cosimo I de' Medici and his beautiful wife, the Duchess Eleonora di Toledo. This monographic exhibition contains approximately sixty drawings from European and North American collections, many of which have never before been on public view.
Bronzino was also an accomplished painter.