The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York holds an exhibition "Medici. Portraits and Politics, 1512 - 1570."
The exhibition features more than 90 works in a wide variety of techniques, from paintings, sculptural busts, medals and carved gems to drawings, engravings, manuscripts and armor. Included are works by the most famous artists of the period, from Raphael, Jacopo Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino to Benvenuto Cellini, Agnolo Bronzino and Francesco Salviati.
Through a selection of magnificent portraits, the exhibition will introduce visitors to various depictions of Florence's elite, presenting the political and cultural ambitions of the sitters and conveying a changing idea of what it means to be "Florentine" at this pivotal moment in the city's history.
Prepared according to the materials of the website Metropolitan Museum of Art