Pontormo's newly restored Visitation to travel to the U.S. for the first time

Oct 11, 2018 332

Jacopo da Pontormo (1494–1557) was one of the most extraordinary painters and draftsmen of sixteenth-century Florence. By the end of the 1520s, he had created one of his most moving and groundbreaking works, the Visitation. For the first time, this masterpiece of Mannerist art is traveling to the United States as the focus of the exhibition Pontormo: Miraculous Encounters.

Organized in collaboration with the Gallerie degli Uffizi in Florence and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the exhibition places the altarpiece in the context of a selection of other exceptional works by the artist and offers new insights into Pontormo’s creative process and the Visitation’s iconography, origin, interpretation and patronage.

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