ISBN: 0300085435 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780300085433
Издательство: Yale University Press
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Описание: Three Italian Renaissance artists - Jacopo da Pontormo, Agnolo Bronzino and Alessandro Allori - were closely related personally and professionally and
dominated Florentine art for almost a century. In this highly original study, Elizabeth Pilliod offers a reassessment of their lives, work and artistic lineage, challenging the view that has
prevailed since Giorgio Vasari wrote dimissively about them in his sixteenth-century Lives. Pilliod compares information from documents she has discovered with Vasari's versions of the
artists' lives and shows how Vasari manipulated their biographies - for example, suppressing any mention of Pontormo's status as a court artist, including his salary from Duke Cosimo I -
in order to diminish their reputations, to obliterate memory of the traditional Florentine workshops and to enhance the importance of the academy instead.
She also discusses
such subjects as the evidence for Pontormo's association with the Medici court, Pontormo's house and its place in the urban fabric of Florence; Bronzino's and Pontormo's intimate
association with poets and theatrical spectacles; and Allori's painted challenge to Vasari's view of the artistic scene in sixteenth-century Florence. The book is a major revision of our
understanding of Florentine art and society of the sixteenth century, a new way of looking at Vasari's Lives and consequently a significant reconsideration of the historiography of