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The Portrait of Eleanor of Toledo by Bronzino

Video in Italian | Talking about a masterpiece of the 16th century

Let's talk about the gorgeous painting of Eleanor of Toledo, the wife of Cosimo I de'Medici, who wished to purchase Pitti Palace in the mid1500s.

The portrait is a manifesto of flawless elegance by Agnolo Bronzino, a court artist capable of expressing a timeless painting with an almost manic technique.

Her dress in very fine brocade and her hairstyle show both the magnificence and the rigour of Spanish fashion at the time of Charles V of Habsburg, the great King of the 16th century on whose "empire the sun never set".

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