Artist Birthdays November 17 – BRONZINO
BRONZINO (November 17, 1503 – November 23, 1572)
- Nationality: Italian
- Field: Painting
- Art Movement: Mannerism
- ARTiFact: The origin of Agnolo di Cosimo’s nickname, Bronzino (literally “bronze-colored”), is uncertain, but possibly derived from his dark complexion. It has been said that he suffered from Addison’s disease, a condition which affects the adrenal glands and often causes excessive pigmentation of the skin.
- Notable Artwork (shown below): Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time, circa 1545.