Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino. Diverging Paths of Mannerism
March 8th to July 20th, 2014
Palazzo Strozzi presents a major exhibition entitled "Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino, Diverging Paths of Mannerism", devoted to the work of Pontormo and of Rosso Fiorentino, the two painters who were without question the most original and unconventional adopters of the new way of interpreting art in the period of the Italian Cinquecento which Giorgio Vasari called the "modern manner".
Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino trained under Andrea del Sarto while maintaining a strongly independent approach and enormous freedom of expression. Pontormo, always a favorite with the Medici, was a painter open to stylistic variety and to a renewal of the traditional approach to composition. Rosso Fiorentino, on the other hand, was more tightly bound to tradition, yet at the same time he was fully capable of flights of originality and innovation.
This is a unique and unrepeatable event bringing together for the very first time a selection of masterpieces by the two artists from Italian and foreign collections, many of them specially restored for this exhibition.
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