BAROCCI, Federico Fiori
(b. 1526, Urbino, d. 1612, Urbino)

Madonna del Popolo

Oil on panel, 360 x 250 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

Barocci was profoundly influenced by the works of Correggio, as seen in his celebrated Madonna del Popolo. Barocci emphasizes the dramatic instant of the Virgin's intercession for her people before a loving Christ..The scene is caught up in a bewitching fusion of everyday experience with otherworldly rapture.