Monday, December 18, 2006

Christmas, Worship of the shepherds

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Agnolo di Cosimo, (aka Agnolo Bronzino) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bronzino was born in Florence. He was pupil and adopted son of Pontormo, who introduced his portrait as a child into his painting Joseph in Egypt (National Gallery, London).

Bronzino first came to the Medici patronage in 1539 to carry out the decorations for the wedding of Cosimo de' Medici with the beautiful and rich Eleonora of Toledo, the daughter of the Viceroy of Naples. It was not long before he became, and remained for most of his career, the official court painter of the Duke and his court. His portraits, imbued with unemotional haughtiness and assurance, influenced the course of European royal portraiture for a century.

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Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time is an allegorical painting by the Florentine artist Agnolo Bronzino.

The painting, currently on display in London's National Gallery, was one of the inspirations of Mario Vargas Llosa's novel Elogio de la madrastra ("In Praise of Stepmother"), published in 1988. A detail from it is usually reproduced on the cover of editions of that work.

The foot of Cupid was used by Terry Gilliam in the opening animated titles of Monty Python's Flying Circus, usually crushing cartoons or the title of the show.

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1 comment:

Alan Fisk said...

If you're interested, Bronzino's Allegory "Venus Cupid Folly and Time" is the subject of my latest historical novel, Cupid and the Silent Goddess, which imagines how the painting might have been created in Florence in 1544-5.


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