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Ludovico Carracci - Italian Artist From Art History

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Historical Artist - Ludovico Carracci (1555 - 1619)

One of the oldest of the Carracci family, Ludovico may have inspired the artists to develop their style that shifted Italian painting away from Mannerism. At their school, the Accademia degli Incamminati, the Carracci’s trained most of the later Bolognese painters such as Domenichino and Guernico. They also influenced these younger painters to draw form life and emphasize realistic form. When Agnostino and Annibale left for Rome at the end of the sixteenth century, Ludovico ran the academy single-handedly. The Carracci are credited with reinvigorating Italian art, specially fresco art, which was subsumed with formalistic Mannerism. Carracci's own works are characterized by a strong mood invoked by broad gestures and flickering light that create spiritual emotion. Ludovico Carracci died in Bologna in 1619.

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