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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 Lamentation
1586




Democrito


 


Ritratto di suonatore di liuto


 


The Penitent Magdalen
Oil on copper, 38 x 29 cm
Private collection




La Santa Cena



Paysage avec baigneurs


Pluto
1592


L'Annonciation

 
 
 

The Communion of St. Jerome (1592).
Pinacoteca Nazionale, Bologna.
 
 
 

Hairy Harry, Mad Peter and Tiny Amon
1598-1600
Oil on canvas
Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples
 
 
 

 
 
 
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