• Pontormo. Italian Mannerist Painter, Born on May 24, 1494

    One year ago - By Chez Namaste Nancy

    Confident, regal, and slightly terrifying: woman in a red dress, with dog. Painted by Jacopo Pontormo, who was born on this day in 1494.
    Space, even gravity, have no meaning in Pontormo's - what, Deposition? There is no cross. Entombment? No tomb. Dance of pure emotion, painted for the Capponi Chapel, 1525.
    2/2 Carrying Christ is tough. And tragic. A great face from Pontormo, who was born on this day in 1494.
    Pontormo's drawing for the figures in his Visitation. No street! But all squared for transfer into one.
    Practicing to be tough: girl with her dog, other hand defiantly on hip. By...
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