Italian painter Annibale Carracci was baptized on this day in 1560 in Bologna. Widely recognized as one of the fathers of Italian Baroque art, Annibale started an academy in his native Bologna with his brother Agostino and cousin Ludovico. At the turn of the seventeenth century, Annibale moved to Rome where he worked for cardinals and popes and ushered in a new, naturalistic and anti-mannerist style grounded in the study of classical precedent and High Renaissance artists like Raphael, Correggio, and Titian.

C. van Tuyll van Serooskerken, et al. “Carracci.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press..

The Beaneater, 1584-85, oil on canvas, Galleria Colonna, Rome

Butcher’s Shop, 1580s, oil on canvas, Christ Church Picture Gallery, Oxford

Loves of the Gods (1597–1601), vault fresco, Galleria Farnese, Palazzo Farnese, Rome.

Self-Portrait, 1590s. Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence.

Madonna Enthroned with St Matthew, oil on canvas, 1588. Dresden: Gemaeldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden, Germany

Assumption of the Virgin, 1601, Cerasi Chapel, Santa Maria del Popolo, Rome

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