Putting his foot in it: Bronzino in Florence&Bronzino in Monte Python

Agnolo Bronzino, the artist whose real name was Agnolo di Cosimo di Mariano, is about to have his works exhibited at Palazzo Strozzi.

Bronzino’s claim to pop-culture fame is the use of a foot from his ‘Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time’ artwork which can be seen stomping down the title of the ‘Monte Python’s Flying Circus’ film in the opening credits.

Living in Florence from 1503 to 1572, he produced some of Italy’s most prized artworks particularly as part of his tenure as a Medici family artist.

If you’re visiting Florence, or have the pleasure of actually living here, or just looking for another reason to hop on the next low-cost flight here, you might be interested in seeking unusual cultural events such as tomorrow’s ‘Bronzino. Restaurando Il Genio’ (‘Bronzino. Restoring the Genius’), a film being shown as part of the ongoing Festival dei Popoli International Documentary Film Festival.

Held at the Odeon cinema in Piazza Strozzi, the documentary looks at restoration processes being utilized to restore the works of Agnolo Bronzino, in anticipation of the upcoming exhibition in Palazzo Strozzi titled ‘Bronzino, artista e poeta alla corte dei Medici’ (Bronzino, artist and poet of the Medici court’).

***Artviva can arrange private tours that include a visit to Palazzo Strozzi, and pretty much anywhere you want to go. We also have small-group tours that visit the Uffizi Gallery and Accademia Museum. Email us at staff@artviva.com for more information or check out www.italy.artviva.com***

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