Correggio

Italian 1489-1534 Correggio Locations Italian painter and draughtsman. Apart from his Venetian contemporaries, he was the most important northern Italian painter of the first half of the 16th century. His best-known works are the illusionistic frescoes in the domes of S Giovanni Evangelista and the cathedral in Parma, where he worked from 1520 to 1530. The combination of technical virtuosity and dramatic excitement in these works ensured their importance for later generations of artists. His altarpieces of the same period are equally original and ally intimacy of feeling with an ecstatic quality that seems to anticipate the Baroque. In his paintings of mythological subjects, especially those executed after his return to Correggio around 1530, he created images whose sensuality and abandon have been seen as foreshadowing the Rococo. Vasari wrote that Correggio was timid and virtuous, that family responsibilities made him miserly and that he died from a fever after walking in the sun. He left no letters and, apart from Vasari account, nothing is known of his character or personality beyond what can be deduced from his works. The story that he owned a manuscript of Bonaventura Berlinghieri Geographia, as well as his use of a latinized form of Allegri (Laetus), and his naming of his son after the humanist Pomponius Laetus, all suggest that he was an educated man by the standards of painters in this period. The intelligence of his paintings supports this claim. Relatively unknown in his lifetime, Correggio was to have an enormous posthumous reputation. He was revered by Federico Barocci and the Carracci, and throughout the 17th and 18th centuries his reputation rivalled that of Raphael.

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Correggio Zeus and Antiope (mk08) oil painting


Zeus and Antiope (mk08)
Painting ID::  21324
Artist: Correggio
Painting: Zeus and Antiope (mk08)
Introduction: c.1524/25 Oil on canvas, 188x125cm Paris,Musee National du Louvre
   
   
     

Correggio Leda and the Swan (mk08) oil painting


Leda and the Swan (mk08)
Painting ID::  21326
Artist: Correggio
Painting: Leda and the Swan (mk08)
Introduction: c.1531/32 Oil on canvas 152x191cm Berlin,Gemaldegalerie,Staatliche Museen zu Berlin-Preubischer Kulturbesitz
   
   
     

Correggio Zeus and Io (mk08) oil painting


Zeus and Io (mk08)
Painting ID::  21327
Artist: Correggio
Painting: Zeus and Io (mk08)
Introduction: c.1531/32 Oil on canvas,163.5x74cm Vienna,Kunsthistorisches Museum
   
   
     

Correggio The Abduction of Ganymede (mk08) oil painting


The Abduction of Ganymede (mk08)
Painting ID::  21328
Artist: Correggio
Painting: The Abduction of Ganymede (mk08)
Introduction: c.1531/32 Oil on canvas, 163.5x70.5cm Vienna,Kunsthistorisches Museum
   
   
     

Correggio The Nativity (nn03) oil painting


The Nativity (nn03)
Painting ID::  23278
Artist: Correggio
Painting: The Nativity (nn03)
Introduction: 1530 Oil on panel 256 x 188 cm 100 3/4 74 in Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden
   
   
     

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     Italian 1489-1534 Correggio Locations Italian painter and draughtsman. Apart from his Venetian contemporaries, he was the most important northern Italian painter of the first half of the 16th century. His best-known works are the illusionistic frescoes in the domes of S Giovanni Evangelista and the cathedral in Parma, where he worked from 1520 to 1530. The combination of technical virtuosity and dramatic excitement in these works ensured their importance for later generations of artists. His altarpieces of the same period are equally original and ally intimacy of feeling with an ecstatic quality that seems to anticipate the Baroque. In his paintings of mythological subjects, especially those executed after his return to Correggio around 1530, he created images whose sensuality and abandon have been seen as foreshadowing the Rococo. Vasari wrote that Correggio was timid and virtuous, that family responsibilities made him miserly and that he died from a fever after walking in the sun. He left no letters and, apart from Vasari account, nothing is known of his character or personality beyond what can be deduced from his works. The story that he owned a manuscript of Bonaventura Berlinghieri Geographia, as well as his use of a latinized form of Allegri (Laetus), and his naming of his son after the humanist Pomponius Laetus, all suggest that he was an educated man by the standards of painters in this period. The intelligence of his paintings supports this claim. Relatively unknown in his lifetime, Correggio was to have an enormous posthumous reputation. He was revered by Federico Barocci and the Carracci, and throughout the 17th and 18th centuries his reputation rivalled that of Raphael.