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Art and Design Review


This article seeks a reevaluation of the relationship between the Carracci Accademia degli’Incamminati and the Accademia di San Luca in Rome with regards to structure, goals and pedagogy. For although the perceived pedagogical goals of the Carracci, especially the prosaic Annibale, and the most well-known Scholastic academician associated with the Roman Accademia, Federico Zuccaro, have traditionally been viewed as conflicting, the early history of the academy in Rome can be seen to parallel the Bolognese. Each was established to address the uncertain and evolving nature of the profession seen in each city, leading to a demand for a new type of educational institution for the studiosi giovani; the curricula developed were designed to meet the new andragogical challenges of these new “open” art academies; and, finally, their foundations were designed with reformatory goals in mind due to their association with the same educatori riformanda. Though the documentary evidence has previously thwarted critical discourse on the nature of exchanges between the accademie, their institutional histories, members’ biographies and new archival research reveals how the direct involvement of their pupils continued to shape not only the Roman Accademia, but the art world in seicento Rome.


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