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Agostino
Carracci

 

 

 

 

Agostino Carracci

(b Bologna, 15 Aug 1557; d Parma, 22 March 1602).

Painter, engraver and draughtsman, cousin of Ludovico Carracci. He abandoned his profession as a tailor, which was also that of his father, Antonio, and began training as a painter. According to Faberi, he studied first in the workshop of the painter Prospero Fontana (like Ludovico), then trained under the engraver and architect Domenico Tibaldi and under the sculptor Alessandro Menganti (1531–c. 1594). However, it is likely that Faberi’s account was influenced by his desire to present Agostino’s career as an example of the versatile ‘cursus studiorum’ advocated by the Accademia degli Incamminati. Other sources (Mancini, Malvasia, Bellori) agree that it was his cousin Ludovico who was responsible for directing him towards painting. Only recently has it been assumed that he was a pupil of Bartolomeo Passarotti. 


 


The Holy Family
1597
 


 

       
 
 


Orpheus and Eurydice
1590–95

 


Cupid Overpowering Pan
1590


 

Study of Triton Blowing a Conch Shell


 

Aeneas and His Family Fleeing Troy
1595
Agostino Carracci after Federico Barocci


 

Portrait of a Woman

 

Head of a Faun in a Concave Roundel
1595


 

Landscape with Two Washerwomen
1580


 

A Woman borne off by a Sea God
1599


 

Cephalus carried off by Aurora in her Chariot
1597


 


The Crucifixion
1557
Agostino Carracci after Tintoretto
 
 

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