sin, alongside his brother Agostino, made the first step towards commercializing their business by opening a studio, whose main function was to make and sell paintings to people that requested them. In their approach, the Carracci’s placed much attention on the typical Florentine style of linear draftsmanship, which was evident in some of the paintings like Andrea Del Sarto, which was done by Raphael. The interest in Carracci’s glimmering colors in their paintings, as well as development of mistier edges was an idea they borrowed from Venetian painters like Titian, whose works they studied in much of their travels. Some of the most famous paintings by Carracci are discussed and illustrated below
This painting, one of the best that were done by Carracci is a depiction of a family life where a mother is shown as warning a nightgown of her so just besides a small fire in the room. The picture indicates a home that comprises of the mother together with her two children and a cat, who are looking on as the gown is warming. This painting is believed to be dating back to the 1580s, a time of its development. Carracci has been creative in managing to create a intimacy mood; in fact, this is the approach that Carracci and Ludovico have often used in most of their paintings and artwork.
Annibale seem to have mastered the style of using a quick and inspired form of pale washes that appear watery on white surfaces. The use of this approach I very effective since it reveals magical results of tone in the painting, making it authentic and clear. According to this picture, the light from the fire can be described as a major protagonist as far as the composition is concerned. The use of wash by the artist in defining form ranks among the daring works of draftsmanship by Annibale, which indicates his self-confidence in his work. It is important to realize that the use of ink and pen together with the wash make a very permanent picture that one cannot easily erase.