Agnolo Bronzino at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2010)


Agnolo Bronzino (1503-1572), “Head of Dante in Profile Facing Right and Wearing a Cap,” 1532

“This exhibition is the first ever dedicated to Agnolo Bronzino (1503-1572), and presents nearly all the known drawings by or attributed to this leading Italian Mannerist artist, who was active primarily in Florence.” [. . .]    —The Metropolitan Museum of Art

“. . .A leading intellectual of the time testified that the painter had memorized all of Dante and much of Petrarch.” [. . .]   –Peter Schejeldahl, The New Yorker, March 3, 2010

Contributed by Patrick Molloy