Collection: Correggio

Correggio, born Antonio Allegri, was an Italian painter of the High Renaissance. He was born in Correggio, near Modena, Italy in 1494, and trained in the Lombardic school of Mantua. Correggio's paintings are known for their dynamic compositions, foreshortening, and use of light and shadow to create a sense of depth and movement. His most famous works include the frescoes in the dome of the Parma Cathedral, depicting the Assumption of the Virgin, and the mythological scenes in the Camera di San Paolo in Parma. Correggio's style had a profound influence on Baroque painting, and he is considered one of the great masters of Italian Renaissance art. He died in 1534 at the age of 40.