Antonio da Correggio

Antonio da Correggio
Antonio Allegri da Correggio.jpg
Antonio Allegri da Correggio
BornAntonio Allegri
1489
Correggio, Italy
DiedMarch 5, 1534
Correggio, Italy
NationalityItalian
Known forFresco, Painting
Notable workJupiter and Io
Assumption of the Virgin
MovementHigh Renaissance
Mannerism

Antonio Allegri da Correggio (August 1489 – March 5, 1534), usually known as Correggio (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 16th century. In his use of dynamic composition, illusionistic perspective and dramatic foreshortening, Correggio prefigured the Baroque art of the 17th century and the Rococo art of the 18th century. He is considered a master of chiaroscuro.

Biography

Nativity (c.1529–30)

Antonio Allegri was born in Correggio, Italy, a small town near Reggio Emilia. His date of birth is uncertain (around 1489). His father was a merchant.[citation needed] Otherwise little is known about Correggio's early life or training. It is, however, often assumed that he had his first artistic education from his father's brother, the painter Lorenzo Allegri.[1]

In 1503–1505 he was apprenticed to Francesco Bianchi Ferrara in Modena, where he probably became familiar with the classicism of artists like Lorenzo Costa and Francesco Francia, evidence of which can be found in his first works. After a trip to Mantua in 1506, he returned to Correggio, where he stayed until 1510. To this period is assigned the Adoration of the Child with St. Elizabeth and John, which shows clear influences from Costa and Mantegna. In 1514 he probably finished three tondos for the entrance of the church of Sant'Andrea in Mantua, and then returned to Correggio, where, as an independent and increasingly renowned artist, he signed a contract for the Madonna altarpiece in the local monastery of St. Francis (now in the Dresden Gemäldegalerie).

One of his sons, Pomponio Allegri, became an undistinguished painter. Both father and son occasionally referred to themselves using the Latinized form of the family name, Laeti.[2]

Other Languages
беларуская: Карэджа
dansk: Correggio
Ελληνικά: Κορρέτζο
euskara: Il Correggio
français: Le Corrège
Gaeilge: Correggio
հայերեն: Կորեջիո
Bahasa Indonesia: Antonio da Correggio
latviešu: Korredžo
Bahasa Melayu: Correggio
日本語: コレッジョ
norsk nynorsk: Correggio
português: Correggio (pintor)
română: Correggio
русский: Корреджо
slovenščina: Correggio
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Antonio da Correggio
svenska: Correggio
українська: Корреджо
Tiếng Việt: Antonio da Correggio
中文: 科雷吉歐