Agostino Carracci (1557 – 1602) was an outstanding Italian Baroque artist who first gained fame for immaculate engravings. Carracci left a tailoring career to pursue art, creating lifelike works that were in direct opposition to the current Mannerist trend of distorting space and the human body. Carracci’s anatomical drawings were so accurate, they were used in schools for 200 years after his death. Along with his talented brother and cousin, Carracci founded an art academy, and collaborated with his brother on the intricate Farnese Palace gallery ceiling, which strongly influenced future painters.
This finely crafted wall tapestry is made in the USA by skilled artisans, using Jacquard looms and pure cotton yarn. An iron rod and finial are included, in addition to brackets and hardware for easy hanging.