By Elizabeth Cropper
Pontormo’s Halberdier has lengthy been debatable. How did students come to spot the sitter as Duke Cosimo de’ Medici and why is that this open to doubt? Who was once Francesco Guardi? What used to be the siege of Florence, and will Pontormo have made this compelling portrait in the course of that point of deprivation and political tumult? In a desirable piece of old detective paintings, Elizabeth Cropper investigates those questions and uncovers new proof for interpretation. She additionally analyzes the portrait’s courting to different works through Pontormo, explores the significance for Pontormo of Donatello, Michelangelo, and Andrea del Sarto, and appears into Bronzino’s reference to the portrait. Pontormo: Portrait of a Halberdier is a part of the Getty Museum stories on paintings sequence, that is designed to introduce person artistic endeavors or small teams of similar works to a extensive public with an curiosity within the background of paintings. every one monograph is written by way of a number one student and contours a detailed dialogue of its topic in addition to a close research of the wider ancient and cultural context within which the paintings was once created. desk of Contents advent A Portrait of Duke Cosimo while He used to be younger? A Portrait of Francesco Guardi? Afterword Notes Bibliography family tree of the Guardi relations Acknowledgments in regards to the writer Elizabeth Cropper is professor of artwork heritage at John Hopkins college. She has additionally been Slade Professor of artwork at Cambridge college and Andrew W. Mellon Professor on the middle for complicated research within the visible Arts on the nationwide Gallery in Washington, D.C. She lately coauthored, with Charles Dempsey, Nicolas Poussin: Friendship and the affection of portray.
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