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Carracci

Line breaks: Car|racci
Pronunciation: /kəˈratʃi
 
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Definition of Carracci in English:

The name of a family of Italian painters comprising the brothers Annibale ( 1560–1609) and Agostino ( 1557–1602) and their cousin Ludovico ( 1555–1619). Together they established a teaching academy at Bologna, while Annibale became famed for his frescoes on the ceiling of the Farnese Gallery in Rome and for his invention of the caricature.

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