The Trinity and Death of Christ by Ludovico Carracci

The Trinity and Death of Christ by Ludovico Carracci

Ludovico Carracci belonged to a family of Italian artists of the 16th – 17th centuries. He was cousin of Agostino and Annibale Carracci. The name of the brothers Carracci is associated with the formation of academicism in Italian art.

An important contribution to this process was made by the artists founded around 1585 by the Academy who entered the right path in Bologna. In their work, the brothers Carracci combined the study of nature with its idealization in the spirit of the traditions of the High Renaissance. The work of Ludovico Carracci “The Trinity and Death of Christ” distinguishes

the typical appeal for artists to bright contrasting colors, sublime dramatization and anatomically accurate treatment of a naked body.

The plot of the picture is subordinated to a complex theological program and includes two compositions: actually “Trinity” and “Descent from the Cross”, which are organically connected by the artist. Other famous works: “Portrait of Giovanni Gabrielli with a Lute.” Annibale Carracci. Picture gallery, Dresden; “The Madonna of Bargeli”. Ludovico Carracci. 1588. National Pinakothek, Bologna; “The Holy Family under the Palm Tree”. Ludovico Carracci. The Pushkin Museum. A. S. Pushkin, Moscow.

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