In April, I went to see a show of Bronzino and Pontormo paintings and drawings at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. I've always loved the so-called Mannerist painters---their portraits have a psychological punch and directness that really appeals to me. Here are my renderings of Bronzino's Eleonora di Toledo. At right is a quick sketch I did of her from the catalog, right after the show. At left is another of my playing-with-patterned-paper pieces. Unfortunately, neither conveys well the killer blue of the background in the original.