(b. 1494, Pontormo, d. 1557, Firenze)

Three Graces

c. 1535
Sanguine, 495 x 213 mm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

Pontormo's skill as a draftsman is universally admired, and his drawings are a highly approachable aspect of his vision. A delicacy of touch, a spirited line, and an emphasis upon surface is combined with an exciting concentration on silhouette.