The Visitation by Pontormo

A new exhibition due to open in March 2014 at Palazzo Strozzi celebrates the works of two significant 16th century Florentine painters – Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino. Before the big show, Palazzo Strozzi revealed a newly restored painting by Jacopo Carucci, known as Pontormo: The Visistation. We interviewed the restorer as well as the museum’s director, James Bradburne, and spent some time closely looking at this important Mannerist painting.