We have hugely enjoyed producing four short videos and a trailer for the exhibition Barocci: Brilliance and Grace which is at London’s National Gallery until 19 May. The films about the work of the late Renaissance master Federico Barocci were co-produced with the Saint Louis Art Museum, where the exhibition was presented before Christmas. The show opened here ten days ago and has been received with rapture in the Evening Standard by Brian Sewell (‘this is a beautiful, thrilling and intelligent exhibition’) and by Richard Dorment for the Telegraph (‘a staggeringly ambitious and heartbreakingly beautiful exhibition’). Some of the videos are on YouTube (although in a slightly eccentric way; see below) and we are embedding them here; the director of photography is Ian Serfontein, editor Todd Macdonald and producer Linda Zuck. This is the trailer:
Across the jump you will find three more of the films.
Federico Barocci: The Life
Federico Barocci: Human and Divine
The other two films that we produced are not at present online from the National Gallery (and the embedding code from the Barocci playlist at the National’s own website seems to have a glitch), so here is Tradition and Innovation courtesy of the Saint Louis Art Museum.
And at present, the fourth film, about Barocci’s drawings, seems not to be available for embedding – but if it becomes so we will most certainly post it here.
Image: a detail from Federico Barocci’s Rest on the Flight into Egypt, before 1573.