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Correggio Assumption of the Virgin,detail of the cupola oil painting reproduction


Assumption of the Virgin,detail of the cupola
mk74 Parma, Duomo
new4/Correggio-792279.jpgPainting ID::  31647
 

 

 
   
      

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.
Assumption of the Virgin,detail of the cupola
mk74 Parma, Duomo

Related Paintings to Correggio :.
| Jacob I van Oost -- Adoration of the Shepherds with Saint Francis of Assisi | Master of Hoogstraeten, Netherlandish (active Antwerp), active c. 1485-c. 1520 -- The Adoration of the Magi | Anemones in a Vase of Porcelain, 1943 | August Macke (1887-1914)-Colored Composition of Forms, 1914 | Paul Signac-Le skiff a Bois-le-roi | | Avila Landscape | General George Custer Receives a Flag of Truce at Appomattox Court House | Crown Imperial Fritillaries in Copper Vase | Nude of female in wold | Roses Still Life |


        

 

 

 

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