Subversive but disciplined, traditional but desecrating: the Carracci revolutionized the way of painting leaving a mark in the history of world art. The story of the three Bolognese painters is narrated by Marco Riccòmini, internationally known art advisor, formerly Director and Head of Department of Old Masters for Christie’s. The Carracci have been working together as a team on the walls of three magnificent historical Italian palaces: Palazzo Magnani and Palazzo Fava in Bologna and Palazzo Farnese in Rome, now headquarter of the French Ambassade in Italy.
On his voyage, between frescoed palaces, paintings and drawings, Marco meets scholars and museum curators – such as Pierre Rosenberg, formerly Director of the Louvre, Keith Christiansen, Director of Italian paintings at Metropolitan Museum of New York and Aidan-Weston Lewis, Director of the National Gallery of Scotland – to reconstruct the artistic and human journey of three artists who embody the extraordinary ability to work together, overcoming their personal limits.
A timeless value which in the film is represented not only by the masterpieces of the Carracci but also by the everyday life of three anonymous street musicians whose music is the soundtrack of the movie.
“Master of Art” Film Festival 2021