A volume on the work of Cecco Bravo, one of the most interesting painters of 17th-century Florence: frescoes, paintings and drawings by a wild, transgressive personality.
After years of neglect, in 1999 Florence has presented, for the first time, an important exhibition on the work of Cecco Bravo, one of the most interesting Florentine painters of the 1600s, whose fame is connected not only to his originality as an artist, but above all to his personality as a restless, transgressive artist, “without rules”. The catalogue illustrates the work of the artist, an excellent draftsman and erratic painter, though one of great character. Active in the sphere of the decorative works commissioned by the Medici starting in 1620, Cecco Bravo initially followed in the footsteps of the figurative tradition of the late 1500s, then abandoning it to reveal his own tendency to present themes and figures in grotesque form. The show includes the frescoes decorating several rooms at Casa Buonarroti, as well as thirty paintings and a fine selection of drawings.