Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Pontormo. Born on this day in 1494

Madonna, Christ, John the Baptist, yes. But those faces -- so totally Pontormo! Born on this day 1494.

Deposition from the Cross, 1525-1528
Jacopo Carucci (May 24, 1494 – January 2, 1557), usually known as Jacopo da Pontormo, Jacopo Pontormo or simply Pontormo, was an Italian Manneristpainter and portraitist from the Florentine School. His work represents a profound stylistic shift from the calm perspectival regularity that characterized the art of the Florentine Renaissance. He is famous for his use of twining poses, coupled with ambiguous perspective; his figures often seem to float in an uncertain environment, unhampered by the forces of gravity. 

The Getty here.

1 comment:

Carla Ives said...

I knew the name of Pontormo but not much else. And while I like all three of the pieces depicted, I have to agree with the caption on the first one. . . those faces really knock you out! Amazing portraiture!