Podcast 191 – The Capponi Altarpiece Part II
February 6, 2024

Jacopo Pontormo’s altarpiece for the Capponi Chapel in the church of Santa Felicità in Florence, Italy, is one of the most beautiful paintings of the Italian Renaissance. Yet, the subject matter of painting still confuses art historians as it does not fit in any traditional iconographic parameters. This episode unpacks Pontormo’s great painting and the various theories that surround it.

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