Federico Barocci and the Oratorians: Corporate Patronage and Style in the Counter-Reformation

Truman State University Press
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In 1586, Federico Barocci delivered his Visitation of the Virgin and St. Elizabeth to the Chiesa Nuova in Rome. For the next quarter century, Barocci dominated the art scene in Rome; there was no other artist from whom it was harder to get work and no other artist charged such high prices. Having two important altarpieces in the Chiesa Nuova and two additional commissions discussed was an impressive feat for an artist living exclusively in Urbino. Why did the Oratorians monopolize Barocci’s talents in Rome and why does it seem that Barocci was their first choice when considering artists to decorate their church? What was it about Barocci’s art that appealed to Oratorian sensibilities and their vision of the artistic program for decoration of their church?
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Ian Verstegen studied art with Rudolf Arnheim at the University of Michigan, which led to studies in experimental psychology at Rutgers University. He received his PhD with Marcia Hall at Temple University. He is currently the Associate Director of Visual Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. 

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Truman State University Press
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Jul 2, 2015
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Pages
270
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9781612481333
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English
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Art / History / Renaissance
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The Highlights
YOUNG SICK BACCHUS
BOY WITH A BASKET OF FRUIT
CARDSHARPS
SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI IN ECSTASY
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BACCHUS
SAINT CATHERINE OF ALEXANDRIA
JUDITH BEHEADING HOLOFERNES
NARCISSUS
CALLING OF SAINT MATTHEW
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AMOR VICTORIOUS
JOHN THE BAPTIST
ENTOMBMENT
DAVID WITH THE HEAD OF GOLIATH
THE MARTYRDOM OF SAINT URSULA

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THE COMPLETE PAINTINGS
ALPHABETICAL LIST OF PAINTINGS

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The Paintings
THE TORMENT OF ST. ANTHONY
MADONNA AND CHILD WITH ST. JOHN AND ANGELS
THE ENTOMBMENT
DONI TONDO: THE HOLY FAMILY
THE BATTLE OF CASCINA
SISTINE CHAPEL CEILING
TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR THE SISTINE CHAPEL CEILING ‘DETAIL’ IMAGES
THE LAST JUDGMENT
LEDA AND THE SWAN
THE CONVERSION OF SAUL
THE CRUCIFIXION OF ST. PETER

The Sculptures
MADONNA OF THE STAIRS
BATTLE OF THE CENTAURS
CRUCIFIXES
STATUES FOR THE ‘ARCA DI SAN DOMENICO’
BACCHUS
PIETÀ
DAVID
MADONNA OF BRUGES
PICCOLOMINI ALTARPIECE
TONDO PITTI
TADDEI TONDO
ST. MATTHEW
TOMB OF POPE JULIUS II
REBELLIOUS SLAVE
DYING SLAVE
OTHER SLAVE STATUES
THE GENIUS OF VICTORY
TOMB OF GIULIANO DE’ MEDICI
TOMB OF LORENZO DE’ MEDICI
APOLLO-DAVID
CROUCHING BOY
CRISTO DELLA MINERVA
BRUTUS
FLORENTINE PIETÀ
RONDANINI PIETÀ
ATTRIBUTED SCULPTURES

The Architecture
LIST OF ARCHITECTURAL WORKS

The Drawings
LIST OF DRAWINGS

The Poetry
ESSAY ON THE POETRY OF MICHELANGELO by Walter Pater
THE SONNETS OF MICHAELANGELO BUONARROTI

The Biographies
LIFE OF MICHELAGNOLO BUONARROTI by Giorgio Vasari
MICHELANGELO by Romain Rolland
THE LIFE OF MICHELANGELO BUONARROTI by John Addington Symonds

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