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Pontormo

(Italian ponˈtormo)
n
(Biography) Jacopo da (ˈjaːkopo da). original name Jacopo Carrucci. 1494–1556, Italian mannerist painter
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Florentine painter Jacopo Pontormo, who took his surname from the village of his birth, was considered second only to Michelangelo among his 16th century peers.
In chapters on Cosimo's mother, wife, various daughters, a ward, and a niece, Langdon interweaves often little-known biographical, information about the women with in-depth analysis of portraits made of them by such luminary Renaissance painters as Agnolo Bronzini, Jacopo Pontormo, and Alessandro Allori.
Although harshly disparaged by Giorgio Vasari in the Lives of the Artists for his reputedly unsocial behaviour and unprofessional ways, Jacopo Pontormo was, de facto, the trusted Medici court painter for some three decades.