Pontormo

Italian Mannerist Painter, 1494-ca.1556 Italian painter and draughtsman. He was the leading painter in mid-16th-century Florence and one of the most original and extraordinary of Mannerist artists. His eccentric personality, solitary and slow working habits and capricious attitude towards his patrons are described by Vasari; his own diary, which covers the years 1554-6, further reveals a character with neurotic and secretive aspects. Pontormo enjoyed the protection of the Medici family throughout his career but, unlike Agnolo Bronzino and Giorgio Vasari, did not become court painter. His subjective portrait style did not lend itself to the state portrait. He produced few mythological works and after 1540 devoted himself almost exclusively to religious subjects. His drawings, mainly figure studies in red and black chalk, are among the highest expressions of the great Florentine tradition of draughtsmanship; close to 400 survive, forming arguably the most important body of drawings by a Mannerist painter.

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Pontormo Portrait of a Musician oil painting


Portrait of a Musician
Painting ID::  29844
Artist: Pontormo
Painting: Portrait of a Musician
Introduction: mk67 Oil on panel 34 5/8x26 3/8in Uffizi,Gallery
   
   
     

Pontormo St.Anthony Abbot oil painting


St.Anthony Abbot
Painting ID::  29845
Artist: Pontormo
Painting: St.Anthony Abbot
Introduction: mk67 Oil on canvas 30 11/16x26in Uffizi,Gallery
   
   
     

Pontormo The Fall of Adam and Eve oil painting


The Fall of Adam and Eve
Painting ID::  29846
Artist: Pontormo
Painting: The Fall of Adam and Eve
Introduction: mk67 Oil on panel 16 15/16x12 3/16in Uffizi,Gallery
   
   
     

Pontormo Madonna and Child with the Young St.John oil painting


Madonna and Child with the Young St.John
Painting ID::  29847
Artist: Pontormo
Painting: Madonna and Child with the Young St.John
Introduction: mk67 Oil on panel 35x29 1/8in Uffizi,Gallery
   
   
     

Pontormo The Supper at Emmaus oil painting


The Supper at Emmaus
Painting ID::  29848
Artist: Pontormo
Painting: The Supper at Emmaus
Introduction: mk67 Oil on canvas 90 9/16x68 1/8in Uffizi,Gallery
   
   
     

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     Italian Mannerist Painter, 1494-ca.1556 Italian painter and draughtsman. He was the leading painter in mid-16th-century Florence and one of the most original and extraordinary of Mannerist artists. His eccentric personality, solitary and slow working habits and capricious attitude towards his patrons are described by Vasari; his own diary, which covers the years 1554-6, further reveals a character with neurotic and secretive aspects. Pontormo enjoyed the protection of the Medici family throughout his career but, unlike Agnolo Bronzino and Giorgio Vasari, did not become court painter. His subjective portrait style did not lend itself to the state portrait. He produced few mythological works and after 1540 devoted himself almost exclusively to religious subjects. His drawings, mainly figure studies in red and black chalk, are among the highest expressions of the great Florentine tradition of draughtsmanship; close to 400 survive, forming arguably the most important body of drawings by a Mannerist painter.