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SECTION 1
River Divinity
Drapery Study
Nude Female Figures
Three Studies of a Sitting Figure and Drapery Sketches
Study of a Nude Male Figure
Two Figure Studies (One Nude and the Other Clothed with a Putto in his Arms) and Drapery Studies
Donkey
Half-Bust Nude Male Figure
Bending Male Bust and Two Hand Studies
Putto
Man’s Head
SECTION 2
One Study of a Standing Nude Male Figure and Two Studies of a Kneeling Nude Male Figure
Kneeling Nude Male Figure
Cloaked Male Figure and Studies of his Left Leg and Right Arm
Cloaked Male Figure and Studies of His Left Leg; Drapery Studies
Three Studies and a Sketch of a Male Figure both Nude and Clothed; Profile
Three Studies of a Male Figure both Nude and Clothed
Reclining Monk with Left Arm Leaning on a Rock
Three Studies with One Figure Supporting Another; Figure Sketch and Landscape Sketch
Three Studies of One Figure Supporting Another and a Figure Sketch
Nude Male Figure Playing Hurdy-Gurdy, Studies of his Bust, Head and Hands
Kneeling Male Figure and Studies of his Right Foot, Arms, Head and Drapery
Studies of Hand, Fingers and Leg, Foot Sketch
Six Hand Studies
Partial Study of Two Nude Male Figures, One with Raised Arm, the Other on the Ground and Leg and Arm Studies of the First One
Angels in Flight and Drapery Studies
Three Studies of a Bending Figure and One of his Head
SECTION 3
Holy Family with Saint Giovannino and Saint Elizabeth
Partial Study of the Holy Family
Saint Crescentino Slays the Dragon (?)
Composition Study
SEZIONE I - La forma e la sua genesiPietra nera, carboncino, tracce di gessetto bianco, carta cerulea (179 x 272 mm) - Inv. 11330 FCarboncino, biacca (carbonato basico di piombo), carta cerulea (306 x 201 mm.) - Inv. 11601 FPietra nera, carboncino, biacca (carbonato basico di piombo), stilo, quadrettatura a pietra nera, carta cerulea (419 x 272 mm.) - Inv. 11343 F rectoPietra nera, pietra rossa, carboncino, biacca (carbonato basico di piombo), doppia quadrettatura una a pietra nera e l’altra a pietra rossa, carta cerulea  (277 x 416 mm) - Inv. 11619 F verso Pietra nera, pietra rossa, doppia quadrettatura una a pietra nera e l’altra a pietra rossa, tracce di stilo, carta  (300 x 184 mm. misure massime) - Inv. 11285 FPietra nera, pietra rossa, gessetto bianco, parziale quadrettatura a pietra nera, tracce di ricalco, carta cerulea virata (216 x 322 mm.) - Inv. 1401 F rectoPietra nera, pietra rossa, carta (160 x 127 mm.) - Inv. 925 OCarboncino, pietra nera, biacca (carbonato basico di piombo), parziale quadrettatura a pietra nera, carta cerulea (259 x 200 mm.) - Inv. 11290 FPietra nera, carboncino, pietra rossa, pastello rosa, biacca (carbonato basico di piombo), carta cerulea (413 x 281 mm. altezza massima) Inv. 11629 FPietra rossa, quadrettatura a pietra rossa, carta  (218 x 132 mm. larghezza massima) Inv. 11450 F rectoCarboncino, pietra rossa, pastello rosa, gessetto bianco, carta 325 x 224 mm. Inv. 11397 FSEZIONE II - La reiterazione variataPietra nera, carboncino, tracce di gessetto bianco, carta (280 x 388 mm.) - Inv. 11331 FPietra nera, carboncino, quadrettatura a pietra nera, carta  (347 x 272 mm.) - Inv. 11316 FPietra nera, carboncino, pietra rossa, biacca (carbonato basico di piombo), carta tinteggiata con colore nocciola (420 x 284 mm.) - Inv. 11363 F rectoPietra nera, carboncino, gessetto bianco, sfumino, carta  (410 x 269 mm.) - Inv. 11418 FPenna e inchiostro, pennello e inchiostro diluito, carta (225 x 171 mm.) - Inv. 11479 F rectoPenna e inchiostro, pennello e inchiostro diluito, carta (214 x 153 mm.) - Inv. 1396 F rectoPenna e inchiostro, pennello e inchiostro diluito, biacca (carbonato basico di piombo), carta (200 x 136 mm.) - Inv. 11494 F rectoPietra nera, biacca (carbonato basico di piombo), carboncino, parziale quadrettatura a pietra nera, tracce di stilo, carta cerulea (278 x 411 mm.) - Inv. 11312 F rectoPietra nera, pietra rossa, carta (222 x 391 mm. misure massime) - Inv. 11403 F rectoPietra nera, pastello rosa, biacca (carbonato basico di piombo), pietra rossa, quadrettatura a pietra nera, tracce di stilo, carta cerulea  (291 x 417 mm.) - Inv. 11359 FPietra nera, biacca (carbonato basico di piombo), parziale quadrettatura a pietra nera, carta tinteggiata con colore marrone (288 x 419 mm.) - Inv. 11401 FPietra nera, pietra rossa, biacca (carbonato basico di piombo), gessetto bianco, sfumino, carta cerulea virata (262 x 399  mm.) - Inv. 11624 F recto Pietra nera, pietra rossa, biacca (carbonato basico di piombo), carta cerulea (269 x 420 mm.) - Inv. 11635 F rectoPietra nera, carboncino, biacca (carbonato basico di piombo), carta cerulea (414 x 285 mm. misure massime) - Inv. 11623 F rectoPietra nera, pietra rossa, doppia quadrettatura una a pietra rossa e l’altra a pietra nera, carta (282 x 419 mm. misure  massime) - Inv. 11347 F rectoCarboncino, pietra rossa, biacca (carbonato basico di piombo), carta cerulea (248 x 198 mm. misure massime) - Inv. 11298 FSezione IIIPenna e inchiostro, pennello e inchiostro diluito, biacca (carbonato basico di piombo) parzialmente ossidata, pietra nera, carta cerulea virata (211 x 370 mm. misure massime) - Inv. 11414 F rectoPietra nera, penna e inchiostro, pennello e inchiostro diluito, biacca (carbonato basico di piombo), carboncino, quadrettatura a pietra rossa, stilo, carta cerulea  (277 x 265 mm. altezza massima) - Inv. 11405 F rectoPenna e inchiostro, pennello e inchiostro diluito, biacca (carbonato basico di piombo) parzialmente ossidata, carta cerulea (220 mm. di diametro) - Inv. 11313 FPenna e inchiostro, pennello e inchiostro diluito, biacca (carbonato basico di piombo) parzialmente ossidata, pietra nera, doppia quadrettatura a pietra nera, tracce di stilo, carta cerulea virata  (430 x 588 mm. misure massime) - Inv. 818 E

Federico Barocci master draughtsman. The creation of images

Extraordinary examples from the rich collection of the Department of Prints and Drawings of the Uffizi

THE CREATIVE PROCESS

This exhibition, which follows the one held in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the Uffizi Galleries from the 18th of December 2015 to the 3rd of April 2016, focuses on the drawings of Federico Barocci (Urbino 1533/1535-1612) to gain an understanding of their most distinctive features. The “Breeding Ground of Creative Images” is a laboratory of sorts where Barocci’s ideas take shape through a constant process of transformation and review, strictly tied to his operating procedures and working practices. The selected works highlight some of the recurring features of the artist's complex creative process. In particular, the exhibition investigates the connection between the design stages through the different means of figure construction he incorporated. It also focuses on varied reiteration: repeatedly drawing similar forms on a single sheet or in a sequence of thematically-connected studies was a method that proved extremely effective and enjoyable to the artist. Barocci constantly scrutinized every single detail of his works, so this technique was perfect for him. Another important aspect is the examination of the procedural framework described by Giovanni Pietro Bellori in "The Life of Federico Barocci from Urbino", published in his work The Lives of Modern Painters, Sculptors and Architects (1672). The Roman biographer divides Barocci's preparatory phases into a precise and strict series of consequential steps that were carried out in a particular order. This interpretation, although it remains valid in a general sense, can not be considered as a model to be applied literally in organizing and understanding the plurality of the artist's "corpus" of graphic works. Rather it should be evaluated on a case-by-case basis against the work of art it produced, and articulated as necessary based on this.

 

CREDITS

The exhibition was curated by Roberta Aliventi with the content coordinated by Marzia Faietti.

Editing: Roberta Aliventi Laura Da Rin Bettina

Revision: Marzia Faietti Raimondo Sassi

 

The introduction to the exhibition, the in-depth analysis, and the fact sheets of the artworks are available on the website of the Project Euploos

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