Baroque and Rococo


Baroque and Rococo Art Map




Annibale Carracci

(b Bologna, bapt 3 Nov 1560; d Rome, 15 July 1609).

Painter, draughtsman and printmaker, brother of Agostino Carracci. Since his lifetime, he has been considered one of the greatest Italian painters of his age. His masterpiece, the ceiling (1597–1601) of the Galleria Farnese, Rome, merges a vibrant naturalism with the formal language of classicism in a grand and monumental style. Annibale was also instrumental in evolving the ‘ideal’, classical landscape and is generally credited with the invention of CARICATURE.


The Virgin Appears to Sts Luke and Catherine

Oil on canvas, 401 x 226 cm
Musee du Louvre, Paris



The Mystic Marriage of St Catherine

Oil on canvas
Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples


Madonna Enthroned with St Matthew

Oil on canvas, 384 x 255 cm
Gemaldegalerie, Dresden


Venus and Adonis

c. 1595
Oil on canvas, 217 x 246 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna


Venus with a Satyr and Cupids

c. 1588
Oil on canvas, 112 x142 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence


Assumption of the Virgin Mary

Oil on canvas, 245 x 155 cm
Cerasi Chapel, Santa Maria del Popolo, Rome


Lamentation of Christ

Oil on canvas, 92,8 x 103,2 cm
National Gallery, London


The Choice of Heracles

c. 1596
Oil on canvas, 167 x 273 cm
Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples

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