Agnolo Bronzino By Kaitlyn Boles


  • Agnolo Bronzino was born near Florence, Italy in 1503 and spent nearly all of his life there.
  • At age 11, Agnolo was taught by the Florentine Renaissance painter named Raffaellino del Garbo. As Bronzino got older, his daily life consisted of practicing and learning new painting techniques and even creating some of his own.
  • Agnolo Bronzino mostly created paintings and portraits. Some of his most famous works include the Portrait of Don Garcia de' Medici, the Portrait of Maria de’ Medici, and Eleonora of Toledo with her son Giovanni de' Medici.
  • Many of the people who purchased Bronzino's work were nobles and royalty. Bronzino even painted or the Medici family. The people who bought his work were known as his patrons.

Portrait of a Young Man

  • One of Agnolo Bronzino most famous works was the Portrait of a Young Man which was painted in the 1530's.
  • Agnolo used oil on wood to create this portrait and incorporated techniques such as adding shadow effects to bring the painting to life. This painting is now located in The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  • I find this piece interesting because of the shadows that make the portrait look real. I also loved the intricate designs on the man's clothing like the ruffles and folds.
  • Bronzino used secularism and naturalism in his paintings. Because he had non-religious themes in his paintings, and mainly included portrait of humans, he displayed secularism. Also, because it includes lots of real details like folds in the clothing and other natural features like shadows on the man's face, this portrait shows naturalism.
  • Agnolo Bronzino lived to be 69 and died in his birth month.

Works Cited

"Agnolo Bronzino." Artble. N.p., 01 Dec. 2016. Web. 04 Dec. 2016.

Bronzino, Agnolo. Portrait of a Young Man. 1530s, oil on wood, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

"Power and glory in paint; The full Bronzino." The Economist 2 Oct. 2010: 92(US). Global Issues in Context. Web. 4 Dec. 2016.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. " Portrait of a Young Man." Artstor. Artstor, n.d. Web. 05 Dec. 2016.


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