Wherever you find a Raphael, a Rubens, a Michelangelo, a Carracci
, or a da Vinci (and we see them every day,) you find artists copying them, and the copies are always the handsomest.
Tourism and Major Events Minister Louise Asher said today Melbourne has never seen such a remarkable exhibition of Old Masters including Raphael, Correggio, Titian, Tintoretto, the Carracci
, Poussin and Tiepolo.
Barocci was the leading religious painter in Italy between the death of Michelangelo and the advent of Carracci
At the heart of the galleries, the history of Italian painting is divided between the Renaissance, from Giotto and Duccio to Raphael and Titian, and the 17th and 18th centuries, from the Carracci
and Caravaggio to Canaletto and Tiepolo.
Later, in the 16th and 17th centuries, the illusionistic frescoes, such as those by the Bolognese artist Annibale Carracci
(1560-1609), created virtual open spaces in the interiors of palaces and churches.
The separate stories of the various works and collections reveal the multiple values and meanings adhering to works of art by such artists as Raphael, Ludovico Carracci
, Caravaggio, and Tommaso Antamoro, depending on the time, patron, and location of their display.
A veritable museum of art, it had been renovated by Bernini and contains works by Raphael and Carracci
as well as--in a narrow chapel to the right of the main altar--two paintings by Caravaggio: The Conversion of St.
Raphael, Titian, and Annibale Carracci
--each of whom, particularly Carracci
, had a tremendous impact on seventeenth-century painting and especially on Domenichino and Guercino--were all commissioned to portray this scene, and each included different secondary figures.
He also chose a thematic approach, not least to contrast the visceral realism of Caravaggio with the classicising naturalism of the Carracci
1990 Ideal Landscape: Annibale Carracci
, Nicolas Poussin and Claude
Well-known artists include Michelangelo, E1 Greco, Raphael, Giorgio Vasari and Annibale Carracci
If at times difficult to interpret, Mancini's Considerazioni nevertheless represents the most extensive Italian treatise on painting from the first decades of the seventeenth century and is invaluable for its insight into the reception of the works of Caravaggio, the Carracci
, and their pupils.