- (1557-1602)The brother of Annibale and cousin of Ludovico Carracci, with whom he carried out the Carracci Reform. Agostino was primarily an engraver, though he also was active as teacher and painter. His career is not well documented. He is known to have been in Venice twice, making engravings after the works of Titian and Veronese with which he introduced the Venetian visual vocabulary to his native Bologna. In c. 1598, he joined his brother in Rome to work in the Palazzo Farnese where he is believed to have been the one to execute the frescoes depicting Cephalus and Aurora and Galatea. Disagreements with Annibale forced him to leave Rome. He moved to Parma, where he remained until his death in 1602. His most notable work is the Last Communion of St. Jerome (c. 1592-1593; Bologna, Pinacoteca Nazionale), already greatly admired in his lifetime. One of his most unusual paintings is the Triple Portrait of Hairy Harry, Mad Peter, and Tiny Amon (c. 1598-1600; Naples, Museo di Capodimonte), which depicts a dwarf and other odd figures living in Cardinal Odoardo Farnese's court amidst exotic animals.
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