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Correggio

Italian painter

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Born Antonio Allegri, Correggio was named after the town of his birth. His ability to manipulate light and shade to create luminous atmospheric effects resulted in some of the most sumptuous religious paintings of the Italian Renaissance. Giorgio Vasari, a 16th-century biographer of artists, wrote, "everything that is to be seen by his hand is admired as something divine." Correggio was profoundly influenced by the style and technique used by the painter Andrea Mantegna. By the age of twenty-nine, Correggio was probably working in Parma, the center of his greatest activity. The frescoes he painted in the dome of the cathedral there served as a model of dome decorations long after his death. Correggio inspired future generations of artists as diverse as the Carracci family, Rubens, and Boucher. Italian painter, muralist.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500006208.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Correggio:

Wenceslaus Hollar after Correggio St. John the Baptist, 1642 Etching on laid paper
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