Visitation, about 1528–29, Pontormo. Oil on wood panel. Parrocchia di San Michele Arcangelo a Carmignano (Prato). Su concessione della Soprintendenza Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paesaggio per la Città Metropolitana di Firenze e per le Province di Pistoia e Prato. Photo © Antonio Quattrone, Florence

Tradition and Innovation in Florentine Painting: Pontormo's Visitation


Harold M. Williams Auditorium

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Bruce Edelstein, professor at NYU Florence and co-curator of Pontormo: Miraculous Encounters, discusses the context of Pontormo's celebrated paintings, especially the Visitation from the parish church of Carmignano and the Getty's Portrait of a Halberdier (1528–30). He looks at how the Italian master drew from medieval sources yet produced works of startling modernity that resonated with artists well into the 20th century.

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