In the small village of Pontorme, overlooking the main road, the home of Jacopo Carucci, known as Pontormo (1494-1557) could almost pass unobserved if it were not for the commemorative plaque outside. This famous and tormented artist was born and spent his youth here. The museum presents the life and works of Pontormo through a multimedia installation, inspired by his Diary.
There are also objects and artworks on display which document the unique style of Pontormo: including copies of preparatory drawings for the paintings of Santi Giovanni Evangelista and Michele Arcangelo conserved in the nearby Chiesa di San Michele and a copy of the Madonna del Libro (Madonna of the Book), which without doubt is the most copied artwork of this artist and perhaps the most copied Madonna of 16th Century Florence.
Via Pontorme, 97