06 août 2016

Federico Barocci, Federico Barocci, The Assumption of the Virgin, 1604–1605

Federico Barocci (Italian, Urbino ca. 1535–1612 Urbino), The Assumption of the Virgin, 1604–1605. Oil on canvas, 94 1/8 × 67 5/16 in. (239 × 171 cm). Galleria Nazionale delle Marche, Urbino © Scala / Art Resource, NY Barocci, perhaps the greatest Italian painter of his generation, was famed for the careful study that went into the design of his altarpieces. This Assumption, in which the Virgin rises to heaven surrounded by the Apostles, was left in the artist’s studio in Urbino at his death and... [Lire la suite]