Bronzino (1503-1572) was an Italian painter who was known for his Mannerist paintings.
- He was born Agnolo di Cosimo and adapted the nickname Bronzino after his dark skin or reddish-brown hair.
- He became a member of the Florentine Academy of Art in 1537.
- He was the court painter of the Grand Duke of Tuscany, Cosimo I de’ Medici.
- Although he was mostly known for his portraits, he also painted religious and allegorical subjects.
- He trained under Pontormo, the leading Mannerist painter at the time, and finished the latter’s frescoes after his death.
Bronzino Famous Paintings:
- Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time (1540-1546)
- Eleonora di Toledo col figlio Giovanni (1544-1545)
- Portrait of a Young Man (1950-1955)
- The Holy Family with the Infant Saint John the Baptist (undated)
- A Young Woman with her Little Boy (1540)
- Portrait of a Man Holding a Statuette (1545)
- Portrait of Bia de’ Medici (ca. 1545)