Carracci(redirected from Carracci family)
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Family of Bolognese painters, including Agostino (1557-1602), his brother Annibale (1560-1609), and their cousin Lodovico (1555-1619). Their works and influence led a reform of Mannerism that provided a transition to the baroque style.
Carracci(kəˈrɑːtʃɪ; Italian karˈrattʃi)
(Biography) a family of Italian painters, born in Bologna: Agostino (aɡosˈtiːno) (1557–1602); his brother, Annibale (anˈniːbale) (1560–1609), noted for his frescoes, esp in the Palazzo Farnese, Rome; and their cousin, Ludovico (ludoˈviːko) (1555–1619). They were influential in reviving the classical tradition of the Renaissance and founded a teaching academy (1582) in Bologna