Self-portrait by Federico Barocci (c. 1600)
A painter from Urbino who made sentimental paintings on religious subjects, Barocci was very ill, which can sometimes be evident in his work. They are characterized by sugar-plum color and blurred forms. His Madonnas are noted for their cuteness, and he skillfully painted multi-figure scenes. He lacks bite, like cheap, sweet wine — all fruit and sugar, without the acidity.
Federico Barocci’s major works are Rest on the Flight to Egypt, 1570–73 (Vatican: Pinacoteca); Madonna del Popolo, 1576–79 (Florence: Galleria degli Uffizi).
- Robert Cumming. Art: complete encyclopedia. – 512 p. – Moscow: Astrel, 2005.