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Portrait of Eleanora of Toledo Her Son

circa 1550

Why is it canonical?

As church power waned, one of the primary sources of work for artists went with it. Many artists turned to secular patrons, as in this piece that shows how portraiture began to evolve. The Medicis pictured here are stylized and idealized, and the formal, distant look of its subjects became a common portrait style.

Creators

Agnolo Bronzino

Locations

Florence Italy

Periods

Renaissance

Media

Painting Oil

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Eleonora of toledo with her son giovanni de medici 300px

Portrait of Eleanora of Toledo and Son

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