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Le Marche encompasses everything one would want from Italy. Incredible countryside from the Sibillini mountains to the glorious coastline, classic landscapes, castellated hilltops towns, culture, art, music, indoor, outdoor and watersports, wonderful wildlife, fun, delicious food and wines, quality fashions and footwear, museums, churches, culture, history – so much to do and see. Experience life to its fullest – experience Le Marche!
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Barocci: Brilliance and Grace @ National Gallery

Barocci: Brilliance and Grace @ National Gallery | Le Marche another Italy | Scoop.it

The Renaissance was, to put it mildly, not lacking in superb painters — Da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, Titian and Botticelli, to name just five. But what are we to make of the National Gallery’s claim that they’ve discovered another Italian master in Barocci, and should he take a place beside these greats?

Barocci was struck down by an illness at a young age that persisted for the rest of his life. Rumours still abound that he was poisoned by a jealous rival. This illness meant he was forced to work at a slow pace, creating few paintings throughout his career. He seldom travelled. But is his art as intriguing as his personal life?

His work is a portfolio of the transition from Renaissance to Baroque art, with his ‘Immaculate Conception’ creating a sense of movement that would eventually be taken forward by later painters such as Murillo. Highlighting his versatility is a sensational painting of the Nativity where his excellent use of Chiaroscuro rivals the works of Caravaggio.

There are many studies in this exhibition, hinting at Barocci’s slow and methodical approach. Though most are only mildly interesting, there are a few that are great works in their own right. A study of the head of St Joseph is so impeccably detailed that it surpasses the final version in ‘The Visitation’.

Not all of the paintings on display here should be heralded as masterpieces, but there are many excellent works, such as the Annunciation, that mark Barocci as a great painter. Whether he should be considered one of the chief Italian Renaissance artists is debatable, but his finest works definitely place him in contention.

Barocci: Brilliance and Grace is on at the National Gallery until 19 May. Tickets are £12, concessions available.

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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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Treasures of Le Marche: Vittore Crivelli (video art gallery

Vittore Crivelli (1444-1502) was the youngest brother of Carlo Crivelli under whom he probably trained. Around 1465, he followed his brother to Zara, Dalmatia where he took on a pupil and by 1481 had moved to the Marches. He settled in Fermo with his brother and spent there most of the rest of his life.

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Vittore Crivelli from Venice to Le Marche

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The purpose of the exhibition is to show a collection of works by Vittore Crivelli, his brother Carlo and other painters, who worked during the second half of the 15th century, in the little towns of the Marches.

The exhibition “Vittore Crivelli: from Venice to the Marches”, just one year later than the important exhibition on Carlo Crivelli in the art-gallery of the city of Brera, is going to show the figure of Vittore Crivelli in the Marches, the region where both artists worked and lived. The event is connected to the important exhibitions dedicated to the 15 th century in the Marches , which have been shown in the towns of San Severino Marche, Camerino and Fabriano in the last ten years. It will be also devoted to the great art historian: Pietro Zampetti. The exhibition is very important to value the cultural area in the Appenines, where rich manufacturing centers, like Sarnano created an original and recognizable “self Renaissance”.

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