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Alessandro Allori

1535-1607 Italy/Mannerism


Brief Biography-When he was five, Alessandro Allori, called Bronzino, was adopted by Agnolo Bronzino and received early instruction in painting. Allori painted history but excelled in portraiture and adhered to the teachings of his master while taking influence from Michelangelo, particularly with his Last Judgment painting in Rome. Many of his paintings are in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.
His son Cristofano Allori (1577-1621), occasionally called Bronzino, a pupil of his father in his youth and later of Santi di Tito, became a celebrated portraitist. Correggio and Caravaggio influenced his work, and his famous paintings Saint Julian and Judith with the Head of Holofernes are in the Pitti Palace Florence.


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allegory of the
christian church

allegory of the christian church

banquet of

banquet of syphax

grand duchess bianca
capello de medici

grand duchess bianca capello de medici

lunette fresco

lunette fresco

pearl fishers

pearl fishers

susanna and
the elders

susanna and the elders

titus quinctius
flamininus's speech

titus quinctius flamininus's speech before the achaeans by Allori Alessandro

venus and cupid

venus and cupid


Cristofano Allori->

adoration of
the magi

adoration of the magi

francesco and
caterina medici

francesco and caterina medici

judith with the head
of holofernes

judith with the head of holofernes