Saint Louis Art Museum announces Federico Barocci. Renaissance Master

Saint Louis Art Museum announces Federico Barocci. Renaissance Master, an exhibition on view, October 21, 2012 through January 20, 2013, presenting a trove of exceptionally beautiful paintings and studies, many never before seen in this country. Barocci was one of the most innovative Italian artists of the second half of the sixteenth century and was highly sought by both religious and secular patrons. A major influence on European masters from the 16th to 18th centuries, Barocci’s art combines the beauty of the High Renaissance and the dynamism of the Baroque.

Federico Barocci, Italian, c.1533–1612; Rest on the Return from Egypt, 1570–73; oil on canvas; 52 3/8 x 43 1/4 inches; Vatican Museums, Vatican City; photo: Scala/Art Resource, NY

Federico Barocci: Renaissance Master has been organized by the Saint Louis Art Museum in association with the National Gallery, London, in collaboration with the Soprintendenza per il Patrimonio Storico, Artistico ed Etnoantropologico delle Marche – Urbino, and the Polo Museale Fiorentino, Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi, Florence, and with generous support of the Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

The exhibition travels to the National Gallery, London, February 27–May 19, 2013.

The Saint Louis Art Museum collects, presents, interprets, and conserves works of art of the highest quality across time and cultures; educates, inspires discovery, and elevates the human spirit; and preserves a legacy of artistic achievement for the people of St. Louis and the world. –

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