Episode 190 – Pontormo’s “Capponi Altarpiece” – Part I
February 6, 2024

In 1525, Jacopo Pontormo, one of the greatest Mannerist painters of Florence, was commissioned to decorate the family chapel of Ludovico Capponi in the church of Santa Felicità. While the altarpiece is the chapel’s most celebrated work, Pontormo also decorated its dome, pendentives and window wall with beautiful paintings. This episode  examines the history of the chapel and reconstructs its original decorative scheme.

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