The Florentine painter Agnolo Bronzino is best known as court artist to the Medici and many of his most famous works are portraits of the ducal family. Yet Bronzino completed a number of paintings before his association with Duke Cosimo’s court began. This lecture shows how certain of these earlier works respond to an altogether different political atmosphere, one in which republican culture still thrived in defiant, if sometimes furtive, manifestations.
Aimee Ng, Guest Curator, introduces the exhibition The Poetry of Parmigianino's "Schiava Turca," on view at the Frick from May 12, 2014 through July 20, 2014. This video will be on view in the Music Room during the run of the exhibition.