Bronzino: most influential 16th century painter in Florence

In the mid 16th century, Agnolo Bronzino was the most respected portraitist in Florence. Now a new exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Drawings of Bronzino, offers 59 of his works on paper. (slideshow)

In a review of the exhibit for the New York Times, Holland Cotter writes, "As an artist and a poet he was thoroughly embedded in Florentine high culture, with its weave of European urbanity and Tuscan particularity."

The The Drawings of Bronzino remains at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through April 18, 2010.