No one captured the rigid formality of court life in Florence
better than Agnolo Bronzino ( 1503-1572).
These are three of my favorites. The sumptuous details in the jewels
and fabric leave me slightly swooning .. . . especially the rare softness
of the red in each of these paintings.
Since one of my personal challenges for 2010 is to "Expand my Vision" -
I loved playing with these classic images to give them a bit of a
Fractured Renaissance effect with the multiple polaroids a la Mr. Hockney.
I rather think this group might have welcomed a playful moment
away from all that court formality .
Here's hoping you'll be having more than a few playful moments
this weekend ... . .
Bronzino portraits : Altered Photographs by Judith Thibaut