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Reading: Louise Bourgeois, "Artist's Statement," (1954).    Image: "The Deposition from the Cross," Pontormo. In a less abstracted way than in Bourgeois' paintings, Pontormo's work also shows figures as "expression[s]...of emotions and states of awareness." His figures all have different lines of sight, some are fading out of consciousness, and each expresses some sort of intense emotion.

Reading: Louise Bourgeois, "Artist's Statement," (1954). Image: "The Deposition from the Cross," Pontormo. In a less abstracted way than in Bourgeois' paintings, Pontormo's work also shows figures as "expression[s]...of emotions and states of awareness." His figures all have different lines of sight, some are fading out of consciousness, and each expresses some sort of intense emotion.

Jacopo Pontormo, Portrait d’un joueur de luth, vers 1529 – 1530, Huile sur bois, 81,2 x 57,7 x 4 cm, Collection Particulière © Eckart Lingenauber

Jacopo Pontormo, Portrait d’un joueur de luth, vers 1529 – 1530, Huile sur bois, 81,2 x 57,7 x 4 cm, Collection Particulière © Eckart Lingenauber

Jacopo Pontormo (1494 - 1557) Annunciation (detail) 1527 - 1528Cappella Capponi, Santa Felicità, Florence, Italy. Fresco

Jacopo Pontormo (1494 - 1557) Annunciation (detail) 1527 - 1528Cappella Capponi, Santa Felicità, Florence, Italy. Fresco

Jacopo Pontormo (1494–1557), St Jerome as Penitent, ca. 1528-29. Oil on poplar, 105 x 80 cm. Niedersächsisches andesmuseum Hannover. Photo: Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum Hannover – ARTOTHEK

Jacopo Pontormo (1494–1557), St Jerome as Penitent, ca. 1528-29. Oil on poplar, 105 x 80 cm. Niedersächsisches andesmuseum Hannover. Photo: Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum Hannover – ARTOTHEK

Christ the Judge with the Creation of Eve - Jacopo Pontormo

Christ the Judge with the Creation of Eve - Jacopo Pontormo

Pontormo, Visitation, 1516 (restored 2014), Pieve di San  Michele Arcangelo, Carmignano

Pontormo, Visitation, 1516 (restored 2014), Pieve di San Michele Arcangelo, Carmignano

Visitation. Pontormo.  1514-1516. Fresco.  392 x 337 cm. Santissima Annunziata. Florence.

Visitation. Pontormo. 1514-1516. Fresco. 392 x 337 cm. Santissima Annunziata. Florence.

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