This artist from Urbino is one of the pioneers of Italian Baroque in the last third of the 16th century.

Barocci's self-portrait is sensitive and expressive – both "snapshot" and character study. With alert eyes, the painter scrutinises the viewer. The left side of his face is in shadow; the right side has a bright, pastel-like complexion with transparent nuances. The hollow cheeks and pale complexion indicate a severe long-term illness. The ruff is painted with light, swift brush-strokes.


  • Title: Self-Portrait
  • Creator: Barocci Federico (1535–1612)
  • Physical Dimensions: w33.6 x h40 cm (without frame)
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Residenzgalerie Salzburg, Image Fotostudio Ghezzi, Oberalm
  • Medium: Oil on Canvas

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