Antonio Allegri da Correggio (August 1489 - March 5, 1534) was the foremost painter of the Parma school of the 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 Rococo art of the 18th century.

Antonio Allegri was born in Correggio, a small town near Reggio Emilia. His date of birth is uncertain (around 1489). His father was a merchant. Otherwise, little is known about Correggio's life or training. In the years 1503-1505 he apprenticed to Francesco Bianchi Ferrara of Modena. Here he probably knew the classicism of artists like Lorenzo Costa and Francesco Francia, evidence of which can be found in his first works. (From Wikipedia)


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Madonna with St. Jerome - Correggio (Antonio Allegri) - www.antoniodacorreggio.org
Madonna with St. Jerome
Danae (detail) - Correggio (Antonio Allegri) - www.antoniodacorreggio.org
Danae (detail)
Allegory of Vices - Correggio (Antonio Allegri) - www.antoniodacorreggio.org
Allegory of Vices
Madonna and Child, 1512-14 - Correggio (Antonio Allegri) - www.antoniodacorreggio.org
Madonna and Child, 1512-14
Madonna della Scala  1523 - Correggio (Antonio Allegri) - www.antoniodacorreggio.org
Madonna della Scala 1523
Virgin and Child with an Angel (Madonna del Latte)(detail... - Correggio (Antonio Allegri) - www.antoniodacorreggio.org
Virgin and Child with an Angel (Madonna del Latte)(detail...
Assumption of the Virgin (detail) - Correggio (Antonio Allegri) - www.antoniodacorreggio.org
Assumption of the Virgin (detail)
Madonna with St. Francis - Correggio (Antonio Allegri) - www.antoniodacorreggio.org
Madonna with St. Francis
Venus, Mercury and Cupid - Correggio (Antonio Allegri) - www.antoniodacorreggio.org
Venus, Mercury and Cupid
The Gypsy Madonna - Correggio (Antonio Allegri) - www.antoniodacorreggio.org
The Gypsy Madonna
Rest on the Flight to Egypt, with St. Francis, detail... - Correggio (Antonio Allegri) - www.antoniodacorreggio.org
Rest on the Flight to Egypt, with St. Francis, detail...
Putto With Hunting Trophy - Correggio (Antonio Allegri) - www.antoniodacorreggio.org
Putto With Hunting Trophy

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