Entombment of Christ, Federico Barocci, c. 1578 - c. 1579

Entombment of Christ, Federico Barocci, c. 1578 - c. 1579

charcoal, with white chalk, on brown paper; squared for transfer in black chalk, h 1130mm × w 904mm More details

In preparation for his paintings, Frederico Barocci made numerous studies of figures and drapery, as well as compositions. This large work drawing, also called a cartoon, is part of the final phase of the preparations. The emphasis is on the distribution of light and shadow with which he modelled the figures. The white highlights accentuate the figure of Christ, making him stand out against the dark background.

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