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.
Both The Madonna and Child with Saint Lucy and the Young Saint John the Baptist by Annibale Carracci
, and Lorenzo Monaco's small (19.7cm diam.) early 15th-century tondo of The Prophet Isaiah comfortably exceeded their estimates to sell for just over $6m and $3.6m respectively.
The impact of Rome upon the trajectory of seventeenth-century art cannot be overstated: between 1600 and 1610, the city welcomed such canonical painters as Annibale Carracci
(1560-1609), a Bolognese pioneer in the idealized landscape; Michelangelo da Caravaggio (1571-1610), a Milanese revolutionary who depicted sacred characters as rough, earthly figures; Adam Elsheimer (1578-1610), a German artist who populated lush landscapes with dramatic narratives of gods and Old Testament patriarchs on an intimate scale; and Pieter van Laer (1599-1642), a Dutchman who incorporated the peasants and animals of the campagna into small genre scenes.
Ferrantes novel devotes a few pages to this history when describing the Carracci
family, whose thriving grocery store depends on the protection of the mob-connected Solara family.
Algunas producciones artisticas nos muestran a Perseo sujetando la cabeza de Medusa con una de sus manos, mientras con la otra sostiene una espada--tal es el caso de la pintura Perseo y Phineas (1597) de Annibale Carracci
, y de las estatuas que petrifican a Perseo con la cabeza de Medusa, una de ellas realizada en bronce por Benvenuto Cellini (1545-1554), la otra realizada en marmol por Antonio Canova (1804-1806).
Foods and the body in Italian genre paintings, about 1580: Campi, Passarotti, Carracci
. Art Bull.
For a sophisticated meal, I Carracci
Ristorante in the Grand Hotel Majestic offers excellent service and a traditional Bolognese menu with innovative fish and vegetarian dishes.
Not that I don't appreciate something a little light occasionally, like art critic Andrew Graham-Dixon and chef Giorgio Locatelli driving around Italy extolling the virtues of the Beaneater by Carracci
and how to make decent carbonara.
Guise's bequest of his art collection, which includes works by Leonardo, Raphael, Tintoretto, the Carracci
, and others, to his alma mater allowed the College to establish the first art gallery whose goal was to be open to the public, bringing the Grand Tour to an English public that could not afford to travel.
Among those buried under the open-air dome in the Italian capital's historic centre are the painters Raphael and Annibale Carracci
, the composer Arcangelo Corelli, and the architect Baldassare Peruzzi.
"There are many paintings about food such as Caravaggio's 'Canestra di Frutta' or 'The Beaneater' by Carracci
, which is interesting because it was depicting the vulgarity of eating and represented everyday life," he continued.
Rome 1600 advances Clare Robertson's investigations into the closing decades of the sixteenth century, which formed the bedrock of the author's seminal The Invention of Annibale Carracci
(Milan: Silvana Editoriale, 2008).