Bronzino portraits at the heart of first solo exhibition

For the first time, 16th century Florentine artist Agnolo Bronzino will be the subject of a monograph exhibition of his paintings. The exhibit will take place at Palazzo Strozzi and will include 80 pieces from more than 40 collections.

Bronzino, best known for his amzingly realistic portraits of 16th century Florentine nobles, was also a creator of religious art including such masterpieces as portraits of the Evanglists and “Descent of Christ into Limbo,” a work considered somewhat lewd even by modern standards.