The glaze of power

01/25/2010 | NYTimes.com

The work of Agnolo Bronzino, a popular mid-16th century artist in Florence, Italy, is on display through April 18 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Holland Cotter writes that Bronzino was the go-to guy for a "power portrait" during his time, and he shaped late Mannerism. "He could turn toddlers into potentates and make new-money Medicis look like decent people," Cotter writes.

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