ALLORI, Italian family of painters

Members of the family were active in Florence from the second half of the 16th century to the first quarter of the 17th. Alessandro Allori enjoyed a career in the mainstream of the Florentine Mannerist tradition. Essentially an imitator, he produced work that was most characteristically influenced by Bronzino, Vasari and Michelangelo. His son Cristofano Allori broke with the traditions kept alive by his father to become one of the foremost exponents of the Florentine Baroque.

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