Antonio Allegri da Correggio (Corregio Antonio Allegri da)( Italian painter)
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Biography Antonio Allegri da Correggio (Corregio Antonio Allegri da)
Born in the town of Correggio, near Modena. He studied at the Bianchi Ferrari in Modena, and after his death went to Mantua, where he saw the works of Andrea Mantegna and his followers. In the works of Correggio, executed in these years, and felt the influence of Leonardo da Vinci, but it is unknown when and where he became acquainted with his work. Samples of early style of the artist - paintings Betrothal of St.. Catherine (Louvre) and Madonna with St.. Francis (c.. 1515, Dresden Art Gallery).
In 1518 moved to Parma Correggio. At this time in his works (eg, . ceiling fresco in the monastery of San Paolo), a tendency toward illusionism, . which will then be developed in the painting of the dome of the church of San Giovanni Evangelista, . where in 1520-1522 Correggio written composition Ascension,
. Next time order - fresco Assumption of the Virgin in the dome of Parma Cathedral, begun about. 1525. This painting became a model for many followers of Correggio. He continued to work in the cathedral until about 1530. The paintings left unfinished after his death in 1534, was completed by his students. In the last period of his work as artist in paintings on mythological, allegorical and religious subjects, among them - the Day (Madonna with St.. Jerome, ca. 1528, Parma, National Gallery) and Night (The Adoration of the Shepherds, ca. 1530, Dresden Art Gallery), Leda with a swan (ca. 1532, Berlin, Dahlem), Jupiter and Antiope (1521-1525, Paris, Louvre). Unlike most of his contemporaries he did not seek to acquire influential patrons and settle in one of the major art centers of Italy, . and led a quiet and peaceful life in Mantua, . Modena, . Parma and his hometown of Correggio, . which he returned for four years before his death,
. To a greater extent than any external factors on the formation of the mature style of the period of Correggio's works have influenced his character and way of life. To emphasize the beauty of forms and surfaces, he sought to use not speculative perspective construction, and smooth movement of figures in space, not very bright color and striking contrasts of light and shadow.