Artist Birthdays November 17 – BRONZINO

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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.

Bronzino. Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time, circa 1545.

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