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Pontormo’s house in Empoli

The birthplace of one of the leaders of modern Mannerism in Tuscany

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In the village of Pontorme, near Empoli, you can visit the home where Jacopo Carucci, known as “Il Pontormo,” was born in 1494 and spent his youth before moving to Florence.

The museum’s exhibition route begins on the ground floor with the multimedia installation “Quiete, silenzio e solitudine” (Quite, silence and solitude), which narrates the life and artistic career of Pontormo, while on the first floor, you can see objects and artworks that attest to his painting style, including the pages of preparatory sketches for the altarpiece depicting Saints John the Evangelist and the Archangel Michael, conserved in the nearby Church of San Michele in Pontorme, a page from the painter’s diary, pieces of ceramic cookware brought to light during the building’s restoration and a 15th-century canvas painting modelled after the original by Pontormo.

Info: inempoli.it

Empoli
THE BIRTHPLACE OF PONTORMO AND THE TRADITION OF GLASS CRAFTSMANSHIP
Empoli is the most contemporary center in the Valdelsa, and if on the one hand, it’s the perfect base for exploring the surrounding territory, on the other, the city also knows how to surprise the visitor with a few historic and artistic gems, some perhaps unexpected. Known since the 8th century as a castle, Empoli boasts ancient and refined origins. ...
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