By Anne Leader

Antonio Allegri, known as Correggio after his hometown, died there on 5 March in 1534. Alongside his Venetian contemporaries like the Bellini, Giorgione, and Titian, Correggio is widely recognized as one of the most important northern Italian artists working in the early decades of the sixteenth century. From dazzling trompe l’oeil ceilings to richly atmospheric oils, Correggio’s paintings had a lasting impact on the Renaissance and Baroque eras.

Reference: David Ekserdjian. “Correggio.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press.

Assumption of the Virgin (c. 1530), fresco, Parma Cathedral; photo credit: Alinari/Art Resource, NY

Adoration of the Shepherds, oil on panel, c. 1530, Dresden, Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister; photo credit: Erich Lessing/Art Resource, NY

Io, oil on canvas, c. 1532, Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum; photo credit: Erich Lessing/Art Resource, NY

Danaë, oil on canvas, c. 1532, Rome, Galleria Borghese; photo credit: Scala/Art Resource, NY

Madonna della Scodella, 1528-30, oil on panel, Parma, Galleria Nazionale

Study for the “Madonna della Scodella,” recto, 1523/1524, pen and brown ink, brown wash, and red chalk on laid paper, Washington D.C, The National Gallery of Art, The Armand Hammer Collection, 1991.217.6.a

Camera di S Paolo (c. 1519), Convent of S Paolo, Parma; photo credit: Erich Lessing/Art Resource, NY

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