Collection: Agnolo Bronzino

Agnolo Bronzino (1503-1572) was an Italian Mannerist painter who served as the court painter for the Medici family in Florence. Born in Monticelli, he studied under the guidance of Jacopo da Pontormo and was deeply influenced by the style of Michelangelo. Bronzino is best known for his portraits of the Florentine elite, which were characterized by their elegant style, cool detachment, and attention to detail. He also produced several religious paintings, such as his altarpiece for the Chapel of Eleonora di Toledo in Palazzo Vecchio. Bronzino's work is notable for its refinement, subtle use of color, and meticulous attention to detail. His influence can be seen in the works of later artists such as Peter Paul Rubens and Diego Velázquez.