Bronzino. Portrait of Bia, natural daughter of Cosimo I de'Medici. 1542. Uffizi, Florence.

ON DESIGN: PAINTERS, pt I
A Brief Bibliography

Titles are in order by artist as listed in this portion of the "Academy of Design." Follow the links, as necessary.

Part I: Bronzino (1503-1572)

Carlo Falciani, ed. Bronzino: Painter and Poet at the Court of the Medici. [n.p.] 2010.

Janet Cox-Rearick. "Bronzino as a draftsman." In: The drawings of Bronzino. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Carmen C. Bambach, Janet Cox-Rearick and George R. Goldner. With contrib. by Philippe Costamagna ... Ed. by Carmen C. Bambach. New Haven, 2010: 21-33.

Giorgio Vasari. Das Leben des Montorsoli und des Bronzino sowie der Kuenstler der Accademia del Disegno. Berlin, 2008.

Deborah Parker. "Bronzino and the Diligence of Art." Artibus et Historiae. Vol. 25, No. 49 (2004): 161-174.

Carl Brandon Strehlke. Pontormo, Bronzino, and the Medici: The Transformation of the Renaissance Portrait in Florence. Penn State U. Press, 2004.

Elizabeth Pilliod. Pontormo, Bronzino, Allori: a genealogy of Florentine art. New Haven, 2001.
Book Review: Lew Andrews. Renaissance Quarterly. 56 (2003) 2: 478-481.

Deborah Parker. Bronzino: Renaissance Painter as Poet. Cambridge U. Press, 2000.

John F. Moffitt. "An Exemplary Humanist Hybrid: Vasari's "Fraude" with Reference to Bronzino's "Sphinx". Renaissance Quarterly. Vol. 49, No. 2 (Summer, 1996): 303-333.

Jaynie Anderson. "A "most improper picture": transformation of Bronzino's erotic allegory." Apollo. 139, (1994) 384: 19-28.

Janet Cox-Rearick. Bronzino's chapel of Eleonora in the Palazzo Vecchio. Berkeley, U.C. Press, 1993.
Book Review: Bruce Edelstein. The Art Bulletin. Vol. LXXVI, no. 1 (March, 1994): 171-175.
Book Review: Cristina Acidini Luchinat. Il giornale dell'arte. 12 (1994) 121: 70.
Book Review: Charles McCorquodale. Apollo. 139 (1994) 384: 60.
Book Review: Elizabeth Pilliod. The Burlington magazine. 138 ( 1996): 333-335.

Elizabeth Pilliod. "Bronzino's Household." The Burlington Magazine. Vol. 134, No. 1067 (February, 1992): 92-100.

Iris Cheney. "Bronzino’s London Allegory: Venus, Cupid, Virtue, and Time." Source. 6 (1987) 2: 12-18.

Graham Smith. "Bronzino's Allegory of Happiness. The Art Bulletin. Vol. LXVI, no. 3 (September 1984): 390-398.

Charles Hope. "Bronzino's Allegory in the National Gallery." Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes. Vol. 45, (1982): 239-243.

Charles McCorquodale. Bronzino. New York, 1981, republished 2005.
Book Review: Michael Bury. The Burlington Magazine. 124 (1982): 766.
Book Review: Michael Ramsden. Apollo. 118 (1983): 150-151.

Charles McCorquodale, ed. 1600-1700: a Royal Academy exhibition. London, 1979.

Craig Hugh Smyth. Bronzino as draughtsman: an introduction. New York, 1971.
Book Review: Iris Cheney. Master Drawings. 11 (1973): 165-171.

Edmund P. Pillsbury. "The temporary façade on the Palazzo Ricasoli: Borghini, Vasari, and Bronzino." Report and studies in the history of art. 1969: 75-83.

The Drawings of Bronzino. On the 2010 exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; includes an audiofile of a lecture by Carmen Bambach.

On the drawings of Bronzino: illustrated lecture by Carmen Bambach.

Review of the above exhibition from the New York Times.

Then and Now. Review of the above exhibition from the New Yorker.

Bronzino in Florence exhibition. The much-praised 2011 show at the Palazzo Strozzi.

Bronzino's Medici Portraits. On the 2011 exhibition at the Palazzo Strozzi.

Bronzino: Artist & Poet at the Court of the Medici, at Palazzo Strozzi. Review from the Telegraph, London.

Web Gallery of Art.

WebMuseum, Paris.

Agnolo Bronzino Online.

Part II: Alessandro Allori (1535-1607)

Annamaria Petrioli Tofani. "Alessandro Allori: aggiunte al catalogo dei disegni." Aux quatre vents. 2002: 79-84.

Annamaria Petrioli Tofani. "Fra Bronzino ed Allori: studi di teste." Artista. 2002: 28-37.

Silvia Benassi. "Le pale d'altare e la pittura monumentale in Sant'Egidio." In: Il patrimonio artistico dell’Ospedale Santa Maria Nuova di Firenze. Ed. by Cristina De Benedictis. Florence, 2002: 152-163.

Elizabeth Pilliod. "A widow's choice: Alessandro Allori’s Christ and the Adulteress in the church of Santo Spirito at Florence." Beyond Isabella. Ed. by Sheryl Reiss, David Wilkins, et al. Truman State University Press. 2001: 301-305. [sic],

Hans van Der Windt. "New Light on Alessandro Allori's Additions to the Frescoes at Poggio a Caiano." The Burlington Magazine. Vol. 142, No. 1164 (March, 2000): 170-175.

Fabrizio Bandini, et al. "La "loggetta" dell’Allori in palazzo Pitti." OPD restauro. 6, 1994(1995): 31-35.

Simona Lecchini Giovannoni. Alessandro Allori. Turin, 1991.
Book Review: Elizabeth Pilliod. The Burlington Magazine. Vol. 134, No. 1076 (November, 1992): 727-729.

Simona Lecchini Giovannoni. Disegni di Alessandro Florence, 1970.
Book Review: Catherine Monbeig-Goguel. Revue de l'art. 14 (1971): 113.

Simona Lecchini Giovannoni. "Alcune proposte per l’attivita' ritrattistica di Alessandro Allori." Antichita' viva. 7 (1968): [12 pp]

Encyclopedia Britannica, 1911.

Web Gallery of Art.

Alessandro Allori Online.

Part III: Christofano Allori (1577-1621)

Alessandro Nessi. "Un "San Francesco in preghiera" giovanile di Cristofano Allori." Florence, 2007: 10 pp.

Andrea Czere. "Between dependence and independence: some early portraits by Cristofano Allori." L’ arte del disegno. 1997: 1997

Piero Bigongiari. "Alcune riflessioni sul barocco fiorentino e un'ipotesi per il "San Pietro che cammina sulle acque" di Cristofano Allori." In: Studi di storia dell'arte in onore di Mina Gregori. Cinisello Balsamo (Milan), 1994: 238-244.

Miles Chappell. "Cristofano Allori’s Madonna and Child in glory with Saints." Register / Spencer Museum of Art, the University of Kansas. 6 (1987) 4: 45-63.

Giuseppe Cantelli. "Un Cigoli ritrovato e alcune considerazioni su Cristofano Allori." Paradigma. 6 (1985): 77-84.

Miles Chappell, ed. Cristofano Allori: 1577-1621. Florence, 1984.

Catherine Monbeig-Goguel. "Cristofano Allori 1577-1621." Prospettiva. 39 (1984): 76-80.

J. H. Whitfield. "Cristofano Allori’s 'Judith'." The Burlington magazine. 121 (1979): 253-254.

Charles McCorquodale. "Carlo Dolci’s David with the head of Goliath: a rediscovered masterpiece of the Florentine Baroque." The connoisseur. 196 (1977): 55-59.

Christel Thiem. "Zum Fruehwerk des Cristofano Allori." Pantheon. 31 (1973): 131-137.

Miles Chappell. "Cristofano Allori's paintings depicting St. Francis." The Burlington magazine. 113 (1971): 444-455.



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