Oil on canvas by a painter from the entourage of Federico Barocci. This young anonymous man painted three-quarter face is holding an open compass in his right hand, probably an architect. He wears a black shirt with a confusion ruff; model freely gathered appeared in 1590s. He sports a thick and round beard fashionable throughout Europe at the end of the sixteenth century. The intensity of his gaze penetrating (a trademark of painting Baroccio) gives life to the portrait. Hand, sometimes a weak point in some paintings, is performed here. The 17th century Casseta frame finishes emphasize the work's beauty.
Dimensions: 60 x 51 cm custody - 94 x 85 cm with frame
Status: relining, restorations. Sold in a framework to Casseta carved decor winding acanthus leaves and ribbon seventeenth century (wears, resized).
Federico Barocci, said "Il Baroccio" (Urbino 1528 - Same 30/9/1612) is a precursor of Baroque painting in Lombardy. By studying the works of Raphael and Titian that he develops his art. Under the influence of new spiritual guidance of the Church, he produces a devout paint causing the emotion of the observer. His new approach emphasizes the feelings at the expense of excessive theatricality. It is the opposite of painting in search of aestheticism of his contemporaries. Guido Reni and Annibale Carracci among other painters make Federico Barocci as the father of a new artistic approach.
Some works: Story of Moses Casino in Belvedere Rome, Circumcision in the Louvre, The Annunciation in the Vatican, The Madonna of the People in the Uffizi in Florence, The Vision of St. Sebastian in the Cathedral of Genoa ...