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Portrait of Laura Battiferri Agnolo Bronzino I think Laura is neck and neck with yesterday's lovely contestant, but the artist seems a bit fishy to me.......
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Photos Bring Creepy Renaissance Paintings To Life

Construction / Architecture : Co.Design

Artist Christian Tagliavini recreates Renaissance portraiture, right down to the damask. The work of legendary Renaissance painter Florentine Agnolo di Cosimo, better known as Bronzino, is remarkable for the juxtaposition between th...

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Politics / US Politics : Balloon Juice

Well, it’s a bit more IRL than the last thread… Just seemed appropriate for a Monday morning. Hat tip, commentor Kane.

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best pic.twitter.com/goIhpBwAwz — laura olin (@lauraolin) March 11, 2016 I think I’m old and staid enough to get away with saying that the Obama sisters are growing up into lovely young ladies, and their parents can be very proud. B...

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US Politics / Conservative : Ace of Spades HQ

Portrait of Antonietta Gonzalez Lavinia Fontana Yesterday's lovely portrait was so warmly received that I thought I might stick to the theme. Antonietta's father and two sisters also had hypertrichosis; too bad this wasn't a family ...

Bronzino: Artist and Poet at the Court of the Medici Opens at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence

Arts : Artdaily

FLORENCE.- Agnolo di Cosimo, known as Bronzino (1503-1572), was one of the greatest artists in the history of Italian painting. Court artist to Cosimo I de? Medici (1519-1574), his work embodied the sophistication of the Mannerist s...

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