Italian artist Maria Cristina Baracchi studied Fine Art at the Institute Adolfo Venturi in her home town of Modena. At the same time she worked as a fashion designer and stylist for the family business and over the years has developed a great sensitivity to the human body and figurative style. Baracchi cites her bohemian upbringing as her main inspiration: she was trained as a little girl by her grandfather Leopold Baracchi (painter, sculptor and musician; 1905-1972) to detect imperfections in the paintings he was making. Around the same age she developed a passion for ballet and music and would endlessly paint dancers and performers. Since 2005 Baracchi has been able to devote all her energies to painting.She exhibits all over Italy and has a number of portraits in private collections.