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Annibale Carracci (3rd November, 1560 – 15th July, 1609) was born in Bologna, Italy. His masterful frescoes are reminders of the grandeur of Baroque Emilian or The Bolognese School of painting. He was well assisted by Agostino, his brother, in his work. The sterling examples of such collaboration could be found in Palazzo Sampieri and on the Founding of Rome for Palazzo Magnani in Bologna.

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Annibale was one of the first Italian painters to paint landscapes on canvas. His work was precursor to illusionism and provided a preparatory ground for the grand frescoes of Cortona and Lanfranco. His work was also emulated by Andrea Pozzo and Gaulli in later decades.

 

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