Annibale Carracci

1560-1609 Italy-Baroque

 

Brief Biography-Annibale Carracci was from the town of Bologna in northern Italy. He had an older brother Agostino and an older cousin Ludovico who were painters. Little is known of his early life except that at one stage he worked under his cousin Ludovico alongside is brother Agostino. Their work wasn't distinguishable at that time; they worked jointly on frescos in the town. In 1582, they set up a teaching academy the 'Academia delgi Incamminati' the Academy of the Progressives. They put emphasis on life drawing and two of their pupils who learned a great deal from them were Guido Reni and Domenichino. Annibale painted altarpieces which improved his standing and in 1595 he went to Rome to do commissions for Cardinal Odoardo Farnese in his palace where he carried out a series of notable works. Rome was now his home for the rest of his life. Agostino helped him a small bit on the work in the Galley of the palace but he fell out with both Agostino and Ludovico around 1600. Agostino went to Parma and Ludovico governed the Academy in Bologna. The ceiling of the Gallery was one of his most celebrated works; it is rated alongside the Sistine Chapel ceiling. Domenichino and other former students stayed in Rome to assist Annibale with his work and he continued with his tuition through his studio. Despite the fact that he was badly paid for his work in the palace he went on to do more frescos in Rome and was highly regarded for his later landscapes. During the last five years of his life he suffered from depression and did very little work. In 1609, he died from a fever.

 

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Pietà

Pieta

polyphemus

polyphemus and galatea

the wrath

the wrath of polyphemus

Allegory of Truth

Allegory of Truth and Time

Dead Christ Mourned

Dead Christ Mourned

Domine Quo Vadis

Domine Quo Vadis

The Butcher's Shop

The Butcher's Shop

Venus and Adonis

Venus and Adonis

Fishing

Fishing

Choice of Hercules

The Choice of Hercules

The Bean Eater

Bean Eater

Teasing a Cat

Two Children Reasing a cat

Man's Head

Head of a Man

Flight into Egypt

The Flight into Egypt

Assumption-

Assumption of the Virgin

Assumption

Assumption of the Virgin Mary

Christ in Glory

Christ in Glory

Hunting

Hunting

Wearing the Thorns

Christ Wearing the Crown of Thorns Supported by Angels

Giovanni Gabrieli

Giovanni Gabrieli with the Lute

Holy Women

Holy Women at Christ's Tomb

Landscape

River Landscape

the Toilet of Venus

Landscape with the Toilet of Venus

Susanna-

Susanna and the Elders

Mocking of Christ

Mocking of Christ

Rest on Flight

Rest on Flight into Egypt

Sleeping Venus

Sleeping Venus

Saint Margaret

Saint Margret

Baptism of Christ

The Baptism of Christ

Coronation-

The Coronation of Saint Stephen

Madonna Enthroned

Madonna Enthroned with saint Mathew

Laughing Youth

The Laughing Youth

Martyrdom

The Martyrdom of Saint Stephen

Penitent Magdalen

Penitent Magdalen in a Landscape

Samaritan Woman

Samaritan Woman at the Well

The Stoning

Stoning of Saint Stephen

The Temptation

Temptation of Saint Anthony Abbot

Virgin Appears-

Back to Carracci Gallery

The Translation

Translation of the Holy House

Democritus

Democritus

Triumph of Bacchus

Triumph of Bacchus and Ariadne

Crucifixion

Crucifixion