Thursday, April 28, 2011

Annibale Carracci (November 3, 1560 – July 15, 1609)

The Cyclops Polyphemus

Carracci is one of the great painters of the Baroque period, though not as well remembered as certain of his contemporaries such as Caravaggio and Rembrandt, yet many of those same contemporaries were admirers of his work, including the wonderful Rubens. What I like most about Carracci is his amazing ability to show the emotion of his characters, which is a quality especially evident in his religious pieces (e.g. Mocking of Christ).  

Self-Portrait in Profile
c. 1590 - c. 1600

Dead Christ

Butcher's Shop
c. 1580 

Hercules at the Crossroads

Virgin with Child

Mocking of Christ
c. 1596

c. 1604 

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