James in the Uffizi

I visited the famous Uffizi Gallery in Florence. One of the paintings I saw was done by Jacopo Pontormo and was a portrait of the founder of the Medici banking dynasty. His name was Cosimo de Giovanni de’ Medici (1389 -1464) and he was also a patron of the arts. ( A lot of the paintings were under glass and took from the vibrancy of the brush strokes leaving me slightly dissapointed with the overall reputation of the Uffizi.)

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