Monday, August 16, 2010

Artists I LOVE: Bronzino

An unsung hero, in my opinion, Agnolo Bronzino, the most goth of all Mannerists of the 17th Century, is my ultimate favorite portrait artist. While he is most often credited with paintings of Venus and Cupid, as well as religious imagery, I think his best works are his portrait sittings, where he combines surreal beauty with uncanny, darkly psychological expressions. What a master of the human condition.

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