Cosimo I de’Medici in armour
Meet this powerful duke.
This painting is of Cosimo I de’ Medici, an Italian duke from long ago. He is wearing shiny armour. Cosimo paid the artist – Agnolo Bronzino – to paint his portrait to show how rich and powerful he was.
Notice the spikes and patterns on the armour. Can you spot Cosimo’s helmet?
What do you think he is looking at? Is something about to happen?
Imagine what Cosimo is about to do and draw your idea.
Paint a picture of someone in your family to show something about their personality or interests.