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Allori Alessandro

(1535-1607).


Florentine painter. Used the name Bronzino after the death of his uncle, II Bronzino. Studied under Bronzino and in Rome under Michelangelo. Although his drawing was rigid and his colouring cold he was popular as a painter of decorative frescoes into which he inserted portraits of prominent contemporaries. Cristofano (1577—1621), Mannerist painter, son of Alessandro. His painting united the rich colouring of the Venetian with the careful drawing of the Florentine school. His best-known painting is
Judith with the Head of Holojemes. Judith is a portrait of his mistress Mazzafirra, while Holofernes is supposed to be a self-portrait.

 

 


Venus and Cupid

Oil on wood
Musee Fabre, Montpellier
 
 

 

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