Saint Francis

Federico Barocci Italian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 620

Barocci’s naturalism, heightened emotion, and coloristic brilliance helped set the stage for what became known as Baroque art. His subtle, soft surface textures were inspired in part by the Italian Mannerist painter Correggio. This canvas is conceived as a meditation on Saint Francis of Assisi (1181/82–1226), who is shown in a grotto on Mount La Verna, where he received the stigmata, depicted here as protruding nails, in conformity with early Franciscan written sources.

Saint Francis, Federico Barocci (Italian, Urbino ca. 1535–1612 Urbino), Oil on canvas

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