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Federico Barocci: divinity in the details - guardian.co.uk

Federico Barocci: divinity in the details - guardian.co.uk | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

If there is a greater thrill than discovering a lost work by an old master it is perhaps discovering a lost old master instead. This is essentially what the National Gallery is presenting with its new exhibition of the work of Federico Barocci.

In his lifetime Barocci was the most celebrated artist of the generation that immediately followed the High Renaissance deities of Michelangelo, Leonardo, Titian and Raphael. His patrons included Pope Pius VI, the Emperor Rudolf, the Duke of Urbino and even a saint, Filippo Neri. While his work strongly influenced later artists such as Rubens and Bernini it is little known today outside Italy, and specifically his home region of Le Marche and the hilltop city of Urbino. Of his 80 finished paintings Urbino alone has more than Britain, France, Spain and America combined, and many of his altarpieces remain in the churches for which they were painted.
Geographical isolation is, however, only one reason why Barocci has slipped from sight. Apart from a few portraits and a single late painting of Aeneas fleeing Troy, his pictures are exclusively religious, which did not endear him to Protestant taste. Nor could his distinctive style – fondant colour harmonies and an emotional sweetness – outshine the shadowy dramas of Caravaggio and his adherents. So while Barocci holds an important place in art history as the missing link between the strained distortions of Mannerism and the dynamism of the baroque, he has left little impression on the public consciousness. The National Gallery's exhibition, which contains some 20 paintings and 65 drawings, pastel studies and oil sketches, sets out to return him to notice.
Barocci deserves it. 

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Federico Barocci - from Le Marche the painter who foreshadowed the Baroque

Federico Barocci - from Le Marche the painter who foreshadowed the Baroque | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Federico Barocci (c. 1526, Urbino – 1612, Urbino) was an Italian Renaissance painter and printmaker. His original name was Federico Fiori, and he was nicknamed Il Baroccio, which still in northwestern Italian dialects means a two wheel cart drawn by oxen. His work was highly esteemed and influential, and foreshadows the Baroque of Rubens.

He was born at Urbino, Duchy of Urbino, and received his earliest apprenticeship with his father, Ambrogio Barocci, a sculptor of some local eminence. He was then apprenticed with the painter Battista Franco in Urbino. He accompanied his uncle, Bartolomeo Genga to Pesaro, then in 1548 to Rome, where he was worked in the pre-eminent studio of the day, that of the Mannerist painters, Taddeo and Federico Zuccari...

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Giovanna Garzoni (b. 1600 Ascoli Piceno - d. 1670) still life from Le Marche

Giovanna Garzoni  (b. 1600 Ascoli Piceno - d. 1670)  still life from Le Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

This Italian female painter was among the first to paint decorative still life and gain fame and fortune as a professional artist.


Sofonisba Anguissola (1535 ca.-1625)
Artemisia Lomi Gentileschi (1593 – 1653)
Rosalba Carriera (1673-1757)

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Italy’s Most Mysterious Paintings: Raphael’s La Fornarina

Italy’s Most Mysterious Paintings: Raphael’s La Fornarina | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

La Fornarina, by Raphael is a Renaissance portrait that’s not only sensual… it’s hiding some serious surprises.

Here’s what we know about La Fornarina, which hangs in the Palazzo Barberini in Rome. (An excellent copy hangs in Rome’s Galleria Borghese, as well).

We know the portrait was completed around 1520, the year of Raphael’s untimely death. We know the work is Raphael’s. And we know, of course, what it depicts: a lovely young woman, posing mostly nude, staring with a sweet, coy look at the viewer (and at the artist).

The big mystery: Who is she?

Of course, we can’t be sure. But some clues have led art historians to think she was none other than Raphael’s own mistress. And—here’s where Dan Brown would really go crazy—secret bride.

Raphael was a bit of a ladies’ man. But one woman, it seems, really stole his heart. Nicknamed “la Fornarina,” Margherita Luti, the daughter of a local baker, bewitched Raphael so much, the artist couldn’t concentrate on his commissioned work for Agostino Chigi—so much so that Chigi finally allowed her to move into the palace with him!

That the subject posed nude for Raphael is just one reason to think she might have been more than just a professional commission. Another hint: the fact that Raphael signed his name on the subject’s left armband, the arm connected to one’s heart. Or that her right hand is resting, gently, over her heart.

If this really is la Fornarina, then an even greater mystery was uncovered a few years ago—literally. When the painting was cleaned and restored, something surprising turned up on the girl’s left hand: a wedding ring.

Why did that give believers of the portrait’s identity as la Fornarina cause to gasp? Because while Raphael was going around with the baker’s daughter, he was engaged… to a cardinal’s niece. He never married the woman. But this, some say, might be the reason why: Turns out, he was already secretly married to la Fornarina!

That he would have kept the marriage a secret would have made sense, given his engagement and his high social status—and since he suddenly died at the age of 37, it’s equally plausible that a student of his would have rushed to cover up the ring, hoping to keep the marriage a secret for posterity. (It is, in fact, generally thought that the painting was found in Raphael’s studio when he died and that the “finishing touches,” including, perhaps, a cover-up, were added by his student, Giulio Romano, who then sold the painting).

Of course, lots of art historians disagree. One running theory: The woman isn’t a lover of Raphael, but Francesca Ardeasca, the wife of Agostini Chigi. That would explain the ring. But there’s no other portrait of Francesca in existence, so it’s impossible to prove.

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Ascoli Piceno: Painting in The Piazza

Ascoli Piceno: Painting in The Piazza | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

One of Italy's most beautiful squares Piazza del Popolo in the city of Ascoli Piceno is a popular spot for painters. Maria-Luisa (Chile), Bill (Belgium), Clara (Singapore), Brian & Alison (New Zealand), Maureen and Patricia (Australia) were a truly international group who enjoyed the opportunity to spend the day improving their perspective skills painting the infamous Cafe Meletti, home to the Meletti Aniseed liquor.

Several guests in this group took this course as an opportunity to meet up with family, many others on our courses come to spend quality time with friends too. Sisters Maureen (living in the US) and Patricia(living in Australia) came to spend qulity time together here after not seeing each for many years, and Maria-Luisa, orginally from Chile but living in India, stayed at The Retreat for a total of four weeks, completing 2 courses and enjoying a stay with the brother, sister-in-law and nephew from Peru. Over the last few years, The Retreat has grown into a place where people come together and we are proud of the many friendships that have been created here and the many relatives and friends who have come to spend creative time together.

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Mario Vespasiani - a young painter in Le Marche

Mario Vespasiani - a young painter in Le Marche | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

Born in 1978 in San Benedetto del Tronto (AP).
He lives and works in Ripatransone (AP).

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