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Federico Barocci: Renaissance Master
October 21, 2012 –January 20, 2013

With over 150 spellbinding works, Federico Barocci: Renaissance Master presents a trove of exceptionally beautiful paintings and studies, many never before seen in this country. Barocci, relatively unknown to American audiences, 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. Accompanied by a catalogue and public programs, Federico Barocci: Renaissance Master delivers significant new scholarship for international academics and curators as well as the unique opportunity for all audiences to study and understand a master's artistic process from enchanting pastel and chalk studies to truly exceptional and beautiful paintings.

Curated by Judith Mann, curator of European art to 1800, with Babette Bohn, consulting curator, Texas Christian University, Federico Barocci: Renaissance Master will be on view in the Main Exhibition Galleries from October 21, 2012 through January 20, 2013.

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

The presentation of Federico Barocci: Renaissance Master is supported by M&I Wealth Management, a part of BMO Financial Group.
The exhibition and symposium in St. Louis are supported in part by Sotheby's.
Financial assistance has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.
This exhibition is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support has been provided by Emerson.

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