Correggio real name: Antonio Allegri, or ‘laetus’
Italian, 16th century, male.
Born c. 1489, in Correggio (Modena); died 5 March 1534, in Correggio.
Painter, draughtsman, decorative artist. Religious subjects, mythological subjects. Murals.
Correggio was little known in his lifetime, but after his death his work provided inspiration to many artists, including Parmigianino in Parma, Camillo Boccaccino in Cremona, and Federico Barocci in Urbino. During the 17th and 18th centuries, his reputation equalled that of Raphael. He is now recognised as the most important northern Italian artist working outside Venice in the first half of the 16th century....