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Agnolo Bronzino (1503-1572) was one of the leading representatives of Florentine mannerist painting. In this important new study, the eminent French art historian Maurice Brock provides a detailed analysis of this painter's remarkable oeuvre, taking into account the latest developments in scholarship and drawing on information about the artist's life that has recently come to light. Eschewing a chronological approach, the author examines the paintings according to genre, focusing above all on Bronzino's portraits and religiouslittle-known paintings, and in particular on the ltitle-known altarpieces and private devotional pictures. For Bronzino, art was the imitation of art, not the faithful imitation of nature. This book explains how he borrowed from other art forms, notable sculpture, and it looks at the relationship between the artist's paintings

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Book Details

ISBN: 9782080108777
ISBN-10: 2080108778
Format: Hardback
(310mm x 245mm x 36mm)
Pages: 344
Imprint: Flammarion
Publisher: Editions Flammarion
Publish Date: 21-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: France

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Author Biography - Maurice Brock

Maurice Brock is currently Professor of History of Art at the University of Tours (Centre d'Etudes Superieures de la Renaissance). He is the author of numerous articles on Italian painting of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.