The large panel of the Visitation by Jacopo Carucci, called 'il Pontormo' (1494 - 1556) is not just one of the icons of Mannerism, but of Italian art history. It has been brought back to its original splendour, with these four women fascinating the viewer with their harmony of composition and the levity of their clothing. This was the focus of the delicate restoration project, sponsored by the Moretti gallery.
Originating from the Carmignano (Prato) in the rectory of Saints Michael and Francis, the work is being restored at the studios of Daniele Rossi in Florence and will be revealed to the public upon the occasion of the exhibition, Pontormo e Rosso. Divergenti vie della "Maniera" (Florence, Palazzo Strozzi, 8 March - 20 July 2014). Upon the conclusion of the exhibition, the work will return to its original location.
December 30, 2013