Painting by Angelo Bronzino “Portrait of Bia Medici, daughter of Cosimo I”. The size of the painting is 59 x 45 cm, wood, tempera. The fortieth years of the 16th century, marking the beginning of the next phase of the feudal Catholic reaction in Italy, are marked by the stabilization of the feudal-monarchical regime in the Italian states and the revitalization of the papal Rome, which leads the organized offensive of the ruling circles to the entire Renaissance heritage in the political and spiritual life of the country.
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Portrait of Cosimo the First’s daughter, written in 1542, strikes with genuine sincerity, the purity of perception of the world around and the touching tenderness of the young princess. The artist created a rare for that time, thin in perception, the psychological image of a teenage girl.