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 Madonna and Child oil painting


Madonna and Child
Painting ID::  28810
Artist: Correggio
Painting: Madonna and Child
Introduction: mk65 c.1515 Oil on panel
   
   
     

Correggio Noli me tangere oil painting


Noli me tangere
Painting ID::  28811
Artist: Correggio
Painting: Noli me tangere
Introduction: mk65 c.1522-1525 Oil on canvas 130x103cm
   
   
     

Correggio Madonna and Child in Glory with Angels oil painting


Madonna and Child in Glory with Angels
Painting ID::  29030
Artist: Correggio
Painting: Madonna and Child in Glory with Angels
Introduction: mk65 OIl on panel 7 7/8x6 7/16in Uffizi, Gallery
   
   
     

Correggio The Adoration of the Child oil painting


The Adoration of the Child
Painting ID::  29031
Artist: Correggio
Painting: The Adoration of the Child
Introduction: mk65 Oil on panel 31 7/8x30 5/16in Uffizi,Gallery
   
   
     

Correggio Portrait of a Lady oil painting


Portrait of a Lady
Painting ID::  29290
Artist: Correggio
Painting: Portrait of a Lady
Introduction: mk65 ca.1519 Oil on canvas 40 1/2x34 1/2"
   
   
     

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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.