Carlo Portelli, Immaculate Conception (1566) (detail)
Carlo Portelli, Immaculate Conception (1566) (detail)

Carlo Portelli

Accademia Gallery


December 21, 2015


April 30, 2016

The exhibition Carlo Portelli, Pittore eccentrico tra Rosso Fiorentino e Vasari (Eccentric Painter between Rosso Fiorentino and Vasari) at the Accademia Gallery in Florence brings together all the paintings that can reliably be attributed to Carlo Portelli.

Portelli (died 1574) was a Tuscan painter of the Renaissance period. The exhibition aims to investigate and confirm once and for all his role in Florentine painting during the Vasari period.

Portelli’s masterpiece is the Immaculate Conception (1566). This majestic work measures 4 by 2.5 metres (13 by 8 feet) and is on permanent display in the Accademia Gallery in the room know as the Tribune, alongside the statue David by Michelangelo.

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