Correggio was an Italian painter born in August 1489 in Correggio, Italy. He received his first artistic education from his father’s brother Lorenzo Allegri, after which he apprenticed in the studio of Francesco Bianchi. Between 1506 and 1514, Correggio took two trips to Mantua, executing commissioned works and winning acclaim.
In 1519, Correggio received his first important commission – the decoration of the mother superior’s private chamber at the St. Paul convent in Parma. More important commissions followed for Correggio, including the dome decoration of the Cathedral of Parma and the church of San Giovanni Evangelista.
In his later years, Correggio earned patronage from royal personalities, including Federico II Gonzaga and Frederick the Great. His works are in the collection of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. Correggio returned home in his later years after spending most of his mature career in Parma and died on 5 March 1534.
What was Correggio Known For?
Correggio was known for painting dome frescoes and altarpieces containing religious and mythological subjects. Correggio employed the sotto in su (up to down) technique of dome painting, which gave an illusionistic appearance of receding figures. He also used bright and vivid colors and incorporated motion and drama in his works. Correggio’s later mythological works also featured gleeful maidens and swans.
Who was Correggio Influenced By?
Correggio was influenced by Lorenzo Costa and Francesco Francia. During his apprenticeship with Francesco Bianchi Ferrara, Correggio familiarized himself with the works of Costa and Francia. His early works showcased the influence of these Renaissance artists. The impact of Melozzo da Forli’s techniques is also evident in Correggio’d dome frescoes.
What Art Movement was Correggio Associated With?
Correggio was associated with the Mannerism and High Renaissance art movements.
Below are the artworks of Correggio
The vision of saint John in Patmos
Allegory of virtue
Venus and Cupid with a Satyr
Behold the man
Jupiter and Lo
Madonna and child with young Saint John
Madonna of the Staircase
Our Lady of the Bowl
Madonna with Saint Francis
Madonna with Saint George
Nativity (Holy night)
Portrait of a gentle woman
Putto with hunting trophy
The adoration of the child
The Apostles Peter and Paul
The mystic marriage of Saint Catherine
The education of cupid
Virgin and the child with an angel
All Correggio Artwork on Artchive
|Portrait Of A Young Man||c. 1525||Oil On Wood|
|Christ presented to the People (Ecce Homo)||c.1525 - c.1530||Oil on Canvas|
|Christ taking Leave of His Mother||c. 1512||Oil on Canvas|
|Jupiter and Antiope||c. 1523||Oil on Canvas|
|Noli Me Tangere||c.1534||Oil on Canvas|
|The Madonna of the Basket||c. 1524||Oil on wood|
|Venus with Mercury and Cupid (The School of Love)||c.1525||Oil on Canvas|
|Leda and the Swan||1531 - 1532||Oil on Canvas|
|The Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine||1525 - 1528||Oil on wood|
|The Adoration of the Child||c. 1520||Oil on panel|
|The Magdalen||c. 1518-19||Oil on Canvas|
|The Rest on the Flight into Egypt||c. 1520||Oil on Canvas|