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Barocci, Federigo, 1528-1612.
e Artist : painter
Madonna of the People (detail).
Virgin of the people.
b 359 x 252 cm.
c Oil on wood.
Design Date: 1579 (signed)
The fact that he was not in the centre of the cultural world did not stop Barocci from wielding decisive influence, thanks also to the way that he stuck exactly to the Counter-Reformation's tenets on religious art drawn up at the Council of Trent. His compositions had a simple and direct fluidity and included touching details from everyday life. This did not, however, stop him from attempting more ambitious compositions from time to time, such as The Madonna del Popolo (The Virgin of the People) .
Florence, Italy : Pieve in Arezzo
Style: Italian Mannerist.
Galleria degli Uffizi. ID=IFU
t Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)
Closeup-the Madonna working among the poor.