Baroque and Rococo


Baroque and Rococo Art Map








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



Orpheus and Eurydice


Cupid Overpowering Pan


Study of Triton Blowing a Conch Shell


Aeneas and His Family Fleeing Troy
Agostino Carracci after Federico Barocci


Portrait of a Woman


Head of a Faun in a Concave Roundel


Landscape with Two Washerwomen


A Woman borne off by a Sea God


Cephalus carried off by Aurora in her Chariot


The Crucifixion
Agostino Carracci after Tintoretto

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