The artistic style of Annibale matched the personality that has since been described, relatively formal and without particular innovation. His work would draw together ideas from across the Italian Papal States of previous artists and he let his production do the talking, in essence.
The years that have passed since his career contributed to the development of the Italian Baroque art movement has also probably led to other quotes being lost over the years, likely to never be discovered again. Whilst a respected artist, he has not had quite the same academic interest as others from this period, meaning that some of his original quotes may even still lie in the Italian language, untranslated as yet.
Those looking to drill down into his life in more detail may need to go beyond the literature available in the English language, therefore. A comparison could be drawn against Rembrandt whose paintings, drawings and etchings have been studied in huge detail, as have his letters to patrons, literature discussing him from around that period and such discoveries continue to be updated every few years.
Famous Quotes by Annibale Carracci
Poets paint with words, painters speak with works.
Quotes about Annibale Carracci
Annibale Carracci is the forgotten artist of the 17th century. A quiet, introverted man, his conspicuous lack of torrid love affairs, salacious scandals, or violent behavior have lead to his gradual disappearance on the horizon of famous artists.