< /ˌlu dɔˈvi kɔ/, 1555–1619, Italian painter.


  1. a family of Italian painters, born in Bologna: Agostino (aɡosˈtiːno) (1557–1602); his brother, Annibale (anˈniːbale) (1560–1609), noted for his frescoes, esp in the Palazzo Farnese, Rome; and their cousin, Ludovico (ludoˈviːko) (1555–1619). They were influential in reviving the classical tradition of the Renaissance and founded a teaching academy (1582) in Bologna

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