Jacopo Pontormo

Jacopo Pontormo
Years of life: 1494 – 1557
Artist's Teachers: Mariotto Albertinelli
Artist's students: Agnolo Bronzin
Art Movement: Mannerism (Late Renaissance)
Painting School: Florentine School
Genre: Mythology , Portrait , Religious
Country: Italy
Century: XVI

Also known as Jacopo Carucci. A Florentine, from Pontormo. Nervous, hysterical, lonely, melancholic, slow, capricious, hypochondriac, a talented painter (it should be mentioned that he studied with Leonardo). Bronzino’s teacher.

He painted altarpieces, mural paintings on religious and secular subjects, and portraits. His works are notable for their irrational compositions, complicated poses, and high-key colors. A brilliant draftsman. He created very good, sharply characterized portraits, distinguished by elongated proportions and arrogant poses. Pontormo was one of the founders of Mannerism. Out of fashion in the 18th and 19th centuries, but has returned to favor in the 20th and 21st. (The word “Mannerism” was not invented or defined until the 20th century.)

Jacopo Pontormo’s major works are The Visitation, 1514–16 (Florence: SS. Annunziata); Deposition, c. 1528 (Florence: Santa Felicità, Cappella Capponi); Portrait of Duke Cosimo I de’ Medici, c. 1537 (Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum); Portrait of Maria Salviati, c. 1537 (Florence: Galleria degli Uffizi); Monsignor della Casa, c. 1541–44 (Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art).

References:

  1. Robert Cumming. Art: complete encyclopedia. – 512 p. – Moscow: Astrel, 2005.

Artworks:

  • Portrait of Two Friends

    1522

    Portrait of Two Friends   •  1522

  • The Three Graces

    The Three Graces

  • Venus and Cupid

    1533

    Venus and Cupid   •  1533

  • Pharaoh with his Butler and Bake

    1510s

    Pharaoh with his Butler and Bake  •  1510s

  • Study for a patriarch of the capponi chapel

    between 1525 and 1526

    Study for a patriarch of the capponi chapel  •  between 1525 and 1526

  • Saint John the Evangelist and the Archangel Michael

    1519

    Saint John the Evangelist and the Archangel Michael   •  1519

  • Nativity of the baptist

    1526

    Nativity of the baptist  •  1526

  • The Birth of John the Baptist

    1526

    The Birth of John the Baptist   •  1526

  • Madonna and Child with Young John the Baptist

    1534

    Madonna and Child with Young John the Baptist   •  1534

  • Christ before Pilate

    1523-1525

    Christ before Pilate   •  1523-1525

  • The Virgin and Child

    between 1534 and 1540

    The Virgin and Child  •  between 1534 and 1540

  • Portrait of a Halberdier (Francesco Guardi?)

    1528 - 1530

    Portrait of a Halberdier (Francesco Guardi?)  •  1528 - 1530

  • Portrait of Cosimo de' Medici the Elder

    between 1518 and 1520

    Portrait of Cosimo de' Medici the Elder   •  between 1518 and 1520

  • Portrait of Maria Salviati de' Medici with Giulia de' Medici

    1539

    Portrait of Maria Salviati de' Medici with Giulia de' Medici   •  1539

  • Supper at Emmaus

    1525

    Supper at Emmaus   •  1525

  • St. Lucas

    1526

    St. Lucas  •  1526

  • St. John the Evangelist

    1525

    St. John the Evangelist  •  1525

  • Madonna enthroned, angels and saints

    1518

    Madonna enthroned, angels and saints  •  1518

  • Profile portrait of a man

    1520

    Profile portrait of a man   •  1520

  • Portrait of a Musician

    1518-1519

    Portrait of a Musician   •  1518-1519

  • Portrait of a Young Man

    1525-1526

    Portrait of a Young Man   •  1525-1526

  • Portrait of an Engraver of Semi-Precious Stones

    1517-1518

    Portrait of an Engraver of Semi-Precious Stones   •  1517-1518

  • Lady with a Basket of Spindles

    1516

    Lady with a Basket of Spindles   •  1516

  • Monsignor della Casa

    1541-1544

    Monsignor della Casa  •  1541-1544

  • Madonna with St. Francis and St. Jerome

    1522

    Madonna with St. Francis and St. Jerome  •  1522

  • Saint Quentin

    1517-1518

    Saint Quentin   •  1517-1518

  • Saint Anthony Abbot

    1519

    Saint Anthony Abbot  •  1519

  • The Ten Thousand Martyrs

    1529-1530

    The Ten Thousand Martyrs   •  1529-1530

  • Saint Jerome penitent

    1527-1528

    Saint Jerome penitent   •  1527-1528

  • Anne altar, Madonna with St. Anna, left: St. Sebastian and St. Peter, right: St. Filippus and St. Benedict

    1529

    Anne altar, Madonna with St. Anna, left: St. Sebastian and St. Peter, right: St. Filippus and St. Benedict  •  1529

  • Adoration of the Magi

    between 1519 and 1520

    Adoration of the Magi   •  between 1519 and 1520

  • Female figure with covered head

    between 1514 and 1515

    study for a figure in the fresco of the Visitation in Santissima Annunziata

    Female figure with covered head   •  between 1514 and 1515

  • St Luke

    1525

    St Luke   •  1525

  • Martyrdom of St Maurice and the Theban Legion

    between 1528 and 1530

    Martyrdom of St Maurice and the Theban Legion   •  between 1528 and 1530

  • Leda and the Swan

    between 1512 and 1513

    Leda and the Swan   •  between 1512 and 1513

  • Joseph Being Sold to Potiphar

    between 1515 and 1518

    Joseph Being Sold to Potiphar  •  between 1515 and 1518

  • Portrait of Cosimo I de Medici

    1538

    Portrait of Cosimo I de Medici   •  1538

  • Supper at Emmaus

    1525

    Supper at Emmaus   •  1525

  • The Deposition Florentine school

    from 1526 until 1528

    The Deposition Florentine school   •  from 1526 until 1528

  • Madonna and Child with St Joseph and John the Baptist

    early 1520s

    Madonna and Child with St Joseph and John the Baptist   •  early 1520s

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