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Antonio da Correggio

c. 1490/94-1534 Ital/-High Renaissance

 

Brief Biography-Antonio de Allegri named himself Correggio after his place of birth. Vasari's accounts of his early life being in poverty are said to be inaccurate. Francesco Bianchi from Ferrara in Northern Italy possibly trained him, and he worked mainly out of Parma. Mantegna principally influenced his style, and Leonardo da Vinci inspired his work.
Correggio was the first to become noted for the art of foreshortening figures and exquisite colouring, particularly evident in his work in the famous cupola in the cathedral at Parma. He received the commission in 1522. In addition, Correggio painted many altarpieces in Correggio while undertaking commissions in Parma. He painted oils while working on frescoes, most notably "La Notte" or "The Holy Night," commissioned by Alberto Pratoneri of Reggio, now in the Dresden gallery. He painted several mythological works such as "Leda and the Swan," "Danaƫ", and "Jupiter and Lo." in his later years.
Correggio became the most esteemed artist of Italy in his time. Julio Romano stated his paintings were superior to anything he had yet beheld.
Some reports set his death at 1513; Vasari did not state a date, only that he died around sixty. However, scholars generally accept that he died on the 5th March 1534.

 

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Christ

Christ in the Temple

David

David before the Ark of the Covenant

Four Saints

Four Saints Saint

Holy Night

Holy Night

A Gentlewoman

A Gentlewoman

Adoration of Maji

Adoration of Maji

Madonna

Madonna and Child with the Young Saint John

Jesus and Mary

Jesus and Mary Magdalene

Allegory of Vices

Allegory of Vices

Allegory of Virtues

Allegory of virtues

Maria Maddalena

Maria Maddalena

Deposition

Deposition from the Cross#

Jupitor and Lo

Jupiter and Io

Madonna with John

Madonna with John the Baptist

Portrait of a Man

Portrait of a Man

Martyrdom

Martyrdom of Four Saints

Nativity

Nativity

Ganymede

Ganymede Abducted by the Eagle

Prayer

Prayer in the Garden

Mercy

Mercy

Ecce Homo

Ecce Homo

Mystical Marriage

Mystical Marriage

A Scholar

Portrait of a Scholar

Young Woman

Portrait of Young Woman

Leda and the Swan

Leda and the Swan

Man who Escapes

Young Man who Escapes from the TaKing of Christ

Rest on Flight

Rest on the Flight into Egypt with Saint Francis

Saint Catherine

Saint Catherine of Alexandria

San Girolamo

San Girolamo

The Adoration

The Adoration of the Child

Mystic Marriage

The Mystic Marriage of Saint Catherine

Venus and Cupid

Venus and Cupid with a Satyr

Frescoe in Parma

Passing Away of Saint John

Frescoe in Parma

Assumption of the Virgin