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Pontormo

(Italian ponˈtormo)
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(Biography) Jacopo da (ˈjaːkopo da). original name Jacopo Carrucci. 1494–1556, Italian mannerist painter
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This is the catalogue and companion to an exhibition of the work of Italian painter Jacopo da Pontormo (1494-1557), focusing on his Visitation and the relationship between the finished painting and his single extant study for it.
In the mid-sixteenth century, Jacopo da Pontormo, the lunatic Florentine painter, could claim that while God needed three dimensions to create nature, painters only needed two to re- create it; which, he concluded, "is truly a miraculous, divine artifice." (22) Now we need far less of that artifice, as we can represent and reproduce the world just as it was made-in three dimensions.
In place of a Severini came one of her greatest treasures, a powerful and emotionally charged Virgin and Child of around 1518 by Jacopo da Pontormo (1494-1557), the leading and most original painter of his day in Florence (Fig.