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 +'''Agostino Carracci''' (or '''Caracci''') ([[August 16]], [[1557]] - [[March 22]], [[1602]]) was an [[Italy|Italian]] [[painter]] and [[printmaker]]. He was the brother of the more famous [[Annibale Carracci|Annibale]] and cousin of [[Lodovico Carracci]].
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 +He posited the ideal in nature, and was the founder of the competing school to the more gritty (for lack of a better term) view of nature as expressed by [[Michelangelo Merisi|Caravaggio]]. He was, along with his brothers, one of the founders of the [[Accademia degli Incamminati]], which helped propel painters of the [[Bolognese School (painting)|School of Bologna]] to prominence.
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Agostino Carracci (or Caracci) (August 16, 1557 - March 22, 1602) was an Italian painter and printmaker. He was the brother of the more famous Annibale and cousin of Lodovico Carracci.

He posited the ideal in nature, and was the founder of the competing school to the more gritty (for lack of a better term) view of nature as expressed by Caravaggio. He was, along with his brothers, one of the founders of the Accademia degli Incamminati, which helped propel painters of the School of Bologna to prominence.




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