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Encyclopedia > Agostino Carracci
Head of a Faun (c.1595) 181 x 187 mm Pen and brown ink on laid paper National Gallery of Art, Washington
Head of a Faun (c.1595) 181 x 187 mm
Pen and brown ink on laid paper
National Gallery of Art, Washington

Agostino Carracci (or Caracci) (August 16, 1557, in Bologna - March 22, 1602, in Parma) was an Italian painter and graphical artist. He posited the ideal in nature, and was the founder of the competing school to the more gritty (for lack of a better term) view of nature as expressed by Caravaggio. He was, along with his brothers, one of the founders of the Academia degli Incamminati, which helped propel painters of the School of Bologna to prominence. Head of a Faun in a Concave (roundel) by Agostino Carracci (c. ... Head of a Faun in a Concave (roundel) by Agostino Carracci (c. ... August 16 is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Events Spain is effectively bankrupt. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... March 22 is the 81st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (82nd in leap years). ... This page is about the year. ... Country Italy Region Emilia-Romagna Province Parma (PR) Mayor Elvio Ubaldi (since May 28, 2002) Elevation 55 m Area 260 km² Population  - Total (as of December 31, 2004) 175,789  - Density 676/km² Time zone CET, UTC+1 Coordinates Gentilic Parmigiani (Parmensi are called the provinces inhabitants) Dialing code... Painting by Rembrandt self-portrait Detail from Las Meninas by Diego Velazquez, in which the painter portrayed himself at work For the computer graphics program, see Corel Painter. ... Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (September 28, 1573 – July 18, 1610), usually called Caravaggio after his hometown near Milan, was an Italian Baroque painter, whose large religious works portrayed saints and other biblical figures as ordinary people. ... The Bolognese School of painting flourished in Bologna, Italy between the 16th and 17th centuries and rivalled Florence and Rome as the center of painting. ...

The post-Tridentine (Council of Trent) environment encouraged religious, though particularly secular, art. In this more religious and closed atmosphere, Agostino profited from the making of engravings of graphic and explicit sexual images of mythologic or heroic love-making scenes. In Rome, his brother Annibale completed the elaborate fresco of Loves of the Gods for the Palazzo Farnese, whose images from Ovid's Metamorphoses intimate but do not depict the act of lovemaking. The Council of Trent is the Nineteenth Ecumenical Council of the Roman Catholic Church. ... The Loves of the Gods is a massive fresco cycle completed by Annibale Caracci (born 1560- died 1609) and other artists, 1597-1608 for the Palazzo Farnese (now the Embassy of France in Rome. ... A mid-18th century engraving of Palazzo Farnese by Giuseppe Vasi Palazzo Farnese, Rome (housing the French Embassy), is the most imposing Italian palace of the sixteenth century (Sir Banister Fletcher) (1). ... Cover of George Sandyss 1632 edition of The Metamorphoses by the Roman poet Ovid is a poem in fifteen books that describes the creation and history of the world in terms of Greek and Roman mythology. ... Coition of a Hemisected Man and Woman (c. ...

See also his brother Annibale Carracci and his cousin Lodovico Carracci. The Flight into Egypt (1603) Annibale Carracci (November 3, 1560, in Bologna - July 15, 1609, in Rome) was an Italian painter, etcher and engraver. ... Bargellini Madonna (1588) Oil on canvas, 282 x 188 cm Pinacoteca Nazionale, Bologna Ludovico Carracci (April 21, 1555 – November 13, 1619) was an Italian painter, etcher, and printmaker who helped reinvigorate Italian art after Mannerism by founding an academy in Bologna in 1585. ...

  • Drawing: Head of a Faun in a Concave (roundel) (c. 1595, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC)
  • The Penitent Magdalen (Private collection)
  • The Annunciation (Louvre) [1]
  • The Lamentation (Hermitage)[2]


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External links

  • Catholic Encyclopedia: Carracci
  • Erotica in Art - Agostino Carracci in the "History of Art"

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Carracci (1402 words)
Agostino helped in the decoration of nearly every great palace in Bologna, and his poetic imagination was of great avail when with the matter-of- fact Annibale he assisted in the decoration of the Farnese Palace in Rome.
Agostino was a master of engraving: he introduced what is called "the large style", and the lines of his plates were broadly and boldly laid.
Agostino assisted him in this work but left before a year was over, either from Annibale's jealousy, as some assert, or because of the latter's quarrelsome disposition.
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