Agnolo Bronzino is a Florentine artist, one of the leading representatives of Mannerism.
The real name in the biography of Bronzino was Agnolo di Cosimo di Mariano.
He was a pupil, as well as the adoptive son of Jacopo Pontormo. Continuing his traditional style, Bronzino showed great artistic skill in portraits. He portrayed many exquisite, famous men and women of his time.
One of the most famous portraits in the biography of Bronzino is “Cosimo I de ‘Medici”, “Eleanor of Toledo”, “Lodovico Capponi”, “Portrait of a Young Man”.
In 1540, Bronzino became an approximate artist Cosimo the First. The artist’s complex, sophisticated works are cold, dispassionate, executed with the help of magnificent controlled technique. Stretched faces, aristocratic postures often appeared on Bronzino canvases. It seemed that the figures depicted do not mask arrogance. This style in the biography of Agnolo Bronzino is characteristic of that era.
The artist’s works influenced his contemporaries throughout Europe. “Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time” is exhibited in the National Gallery of London. Also famous are Bronzino paintings on religious themes.