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Title The Medici : portraits and politics, 1512-1570 / edited by Keith Christiansen and Carlo Falciani ; with contributions by Andrea Bayer, Elizabeth Cropper, Davide Gasparotto, Sefy Hendler, Antonella Fenech Kroke, Tommaso Mozzati, Elizabeth Pilliod, Julia Siemon, Linda Wolk-Simon
Imprint New York : The Metropolitan Museum of Art, [2021]
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Descript 327 pages : color illustrations, portraits ; 29 cm
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Note Catalog of an exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, from June 26-October 11, 2021
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-318) and index
Between 1512 and 1570, Florence underwent dramatic political transformations. As citizens jockeyed for prominence, portraits became an essential means not only of recording likeness but also of conveying a sitter's character, social position, and cultural ambitions. This fascinating book explores the ways that painters, including Jacopo Pontormo, Agnolo Bronzino, and Francesco Salviati, sculptors such as Benvenuto Cellini, and others endowed Florentine portraiture with the erudite and self-consciously stylish character that made it so distinctive. Although the Medici family had ruled Florence since 1434, Cosimo I de Medici, who became the second Duke of Florence in 1537, demonstrated a particularly shrewd use of culture as a political tool to transform Florence into a dynastic duchy and give Florentine art the central position it has held ever since. Featuring 100 remarkable paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and medals, this volume presents a sweeping, penetrating exploration of a crucial and vibrant period in Italian art. Exhibition: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA (26.06.-11.10.2021)
Power and identity in Sixteenth-century Florentine portraiture / Carlo Falciani -- Vernacular identities: the Academia Fiorentina and the Poetics of portraiture / Elizabeth Cropper -- Catalogue: From republic to Duchy, 1512-32 / Carlo Falciani -- Politics, portraiture, and the Medici Popes, 1513-34 / Linda Wolk-Simon -- Cosimo I de' Medici: lineage, family, and dynastic ambitions / Elizabeth Pilliod -- A poetics of portraiture and the legacy of Dante and Petrarch / Julia Siemon -- Cosimo and the politics of culture: Reinventing Florence as a cultural capital / Sefy Hendler -- Redecorating the Palazzo Vecchio / Antonella Fenech Kroke -- Florence and Rome: Bronzino and Salviati / Carlo Falciani
Subject Medici, House of -- Art patronage -- Exhibitions
Medici, House of -- Portraits -- Exhibitions
Portrait painting -- Political aspects -- Italy -- Exhibitions
Portrait painting, Italian -- 16th century -- Exhibitions
Portraits, Italian -- 16th century -- Exhibitions
Nobility -- Italy -- Florence -- Portraits -- Exhibitions
Medici, House of. fast (OCoLC)fst00212417
Art patronage. fast (OCoLC)fst00815756
Nobility. fast (OCoLC)fst01038255
Portrait painting, Italian. fast (OCoLC)fst01072221
Portraits, Italian. fast (OCoLC)fst01072371
Italy -- Florence. fast (OCoLC)fst01204699
1500-1599 fast
Exhibition catalogs. fast (OCoLC)fst01424028
Alt Author Christiansen, Keith, editor
Falciani, Carlo, editor
Bayer, Andrea
Cropper, Elizabeth, 1944-
Gasparotto, Davide
Hendler, Sefy, 1972-
Fenech Kroke, Antonella
Mozzati, Tommaso
Pilliod, Elizabeth
Siemon, Julia
Wolk-Simon, Linda
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), organizer, host institution
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