Pontormo

Artist (Italy)

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Jacopo Carucci (b. 1494, Pontormo, Italy - d. 1557 Florence), called Pontormo after the Tuscan town from which he came, was one of the leaders of the Mannerist movement. A painter's son, the young Jacopo was immersed in High Renaissance values as apprentice to Leonardo da Vinci and others in Florence. The agitated emotionalism of his altarpiece in the church of San Miche...

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