By: Page E.
Agnolo Bronzino's Artistic Life
Agnolo Bronzino was born on November 17, 1503 in Monticelli Italy. He was a talented painter and artist. He spent most of his life in Florence Italy, and he also died there. Bronzino attended Raffaellino del Garbo and the court of Duke of Urbino at Pesaro. He also went to the Florentine Academy, but he did not stay there long. Bronzino enjoyed painting portraits. Bronzino studied with many different artists, and traveled to different studios to learn new artistic methods. He traveled a lot, sometimes to escape from the plague, or to stay away from a war. Bronzino worked on many projects with different artists, such as Pontormo. He also loved to learn new things about how to become a better painter from many successful artists. He attended many schools working hard to produce unique art. I found it interesting that Bronzino's religious pieces were so detailed and colorful. He learned art techniques such as how to add clarity and life into his work. He used oil paints as well. He also could make his work look like no other artist, and add great meaning behind each brush stroke. Bronzino's patrons were Pontormo and Vasari. Pontormo played a huge role in Bronzino's life; supporting him like family, and guiding him to become a successful artist. Pontormo helped and taught Bronzino many techniques to painting. Bronzino created many amazing paintings such as:
-Dead Christ supported by Angels
-The Martyrdom of St. Lawrence
-The Descent of Christ in Limbo
The “isms” or Renaissance Ideals
"Holy Family with Saints Anne and John the Baptist" by Agnolo Bronzino
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Bronzino, Agnolo. Holy Family with Saints Anne and John the Baptist. 1550. oil on canvas.
Musee du Louvre, Paris France.