Miraculous Encounters: Pontormo from Drawing to Painting

May 29th, 2018toDecember 31st, 2018

A small and refined exhibition at Palazzo Pitti brings back together after almost five hundred years three Pontormo’s stunning masterpieces: the Carmignano Visitation, the Portrait of a Halberdier, back to Florence after thirty years, both on display for the first time with their preparatory drawings, the Portrait of a Young Man in a Red Cap. The enigmatic figures of the Visitation, the persistent doubts about the young men identity, as well as the letter the Man in a Red Cap conceals permeate these paintings from the period of the last Florentine Republic and the imperial siege that led to its fall with an air of mystery adding further fascination.


Until 29 July

Tue-Sun 8.15 am-6.50 pm

Closed on Mondays

Palazzo Pitti



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