Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2004. Paperback. Pictorial color illustrated glossy wraps. 173 pp. Profusely illustrated in color and BW. New, in plastic. Item #192766
This book accompanies an exhibition held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art upon the completion of conservation of Pontormo's famous portrait of Duke Alessandro de Medici. 48 items are catalogued for the exhibition. Contents as follows: Foreword /; Anne D'Harnoncourt,; Joseph J. Rishel --; Pontormo and Bronzino, for and against the Medici /; Carl Brandon Strehlke --; Medici genealogy --; Pontormo and Bronzino in Philadelphia: a double portrait /; Elizabeth Cropper --; Technique and Pontormo's portrait of Alessandro de' Medici /; Mark S. Tucker [and others] --; Catalogue ;; Glossary /; Carl Brandon Strehlke. Centering on Pontormo's painting and Agnolo Bronzino's equally renowned depiction of another Medici duke, Cosimo I, the exhibition gathers from American and European collections nearly fifty sixteenth-century works that demonstrate the ways in which these artists changed the Renaissance portrait during a tumultuous period in Florence's history." "In his catalogue entries, Carl Brandon Strehlke surveys the history and multifaceted significance of the Medici portraits and other paintings, drawings, coins, medals, books, and prints in the exhibition, offering a wealth of insights into these works and the Florentine men and women they portray." "This fully illustrated volume also features Elizabeth Cropper's "Pontormo and Bronzino in Philadelphia: A Double Portrait," which explores the rich cultural and artistic background of these artists' portraiture. An essay by Mark S. Tucker, Irma Passeri, Ken Sutherland, and Beth A. Price discusses findings from the recent conservation of Pontormo's portrait of Alessandro. A genealogy of the Medici family, a glossary, and a bibliography complete this publication."--Jacket.