Agostino Carracci

Bolognese painter of the Baroque (1557-1602)

Agostino Carracci (sometimes also spelled Agostino Caracci, August 16, 1557March 22, 1602) was an Italian painter and printmaker. His brother Annibale and cousin Lodovico Carracci were more famous than he was.

Head of a Faun (c. 1595) 181 x 187 mm
Pen and brown ink on laid paper
National Gallery of Art, Washington
The Communion of St. Jerome (1592), Pinacoteca Nazionale, Bologna

He thought nature was an ideal. He founded a school that was competing with that of Caravaggio. Together with his brothers, he founded the Accademia degli Incamminati. The academy helped painters of the School of Bologna to become famous.

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