Antonio da Correggio

Italian Renaissance painter (1489–1534) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Antonio Allegri da Correggio (August 1489 – 5 March 1534), usually known as just Correggio (/kəˈrɛi/, also UK: /kɒˈ-/, US: /-/,[1][2][3] Italian: [korˈreddʒo]), was the foremost painter of the Parma school of the High Italian Renaissance, who was responsible for some of the most vigorous and sensuous works of the sixteenth century. In his use of dynamic composition, illusionistic perspective and dramatic foreshortening, Correggio prefigured the Baroque art of the seventeenth century and the Rococo art of the eighteenth century. He is considered a master of chiaroscuro.

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Antonio da Correggio
Antonio Allegri da Correggio
Antonio Allegri

August 1489
Died5 March 1534(1534-03-05) (aged 44)
Correggio, Duchy of Modena and Reggio
Known forFresco, painting
Notable workJupiter and Io
Assumption of the Virgin
MovementHigh Renaissance