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Jacopo Carrucci, known as Pontormo

Jacopo Carrucci, known as Pontormo Portrait
Jacopo Carrucci, known as Pontormo
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Jacopo Carrucci, known as Pontormo Biography

Pontormo’s real name was Jacopo Carrucci, born on May 24 or 25, 1494 in Pontormo, Tuscany, after which he would later be named. In the year of Pontormo’s birth, Italy was caught in a time of great unrest and upheaval, with King Charles VIII of France invading the peninsula and initiating the Great Italian Wars. As a result the Medici family, which had actively endorsed commissions in fine art and encouraged competition among painters, was cast out of Florence in the same year, ending a golden era of for artists in Italy.

Jacopo Carrucci, known as Pontormo 100 Most Important Paintings and Artworks

Jacopo Carrucci, known as Pontormo Bibliography

Pontormo, Bronzino, and the Medici: The Transformation of the Renaissance Portrait in Florence by Carl Brandon Strehlke. Pennsylvania State Univ Pr, 2004.

Pontormo: Paintings and Frescoes by Salvatore S. Nigro. ABRAMS, 1994.

Pontormo, Bronzino, and Allori: A Geneaology of Florentine Art by Elizabeth Pilliod. Yale University Press, 2001.

Pontormo by Marco Dolcetta, Elena Mazour, Federico Zeri. NDE Publishing, 2000.

Jacopo Carucci Da Pontormo, His Life and Work by Frederick Mortimer Clapp. Nabu Press, 2010.