Movement, Style, School or Type of Art:
Italian Mannerism, if we must categorize. Though his work falls, chronologically, into what is now known as Mannerism, Correggio was a unique blend of the High Renaissance and the Baroque - even though "the Baroque" wasn't around just yet.
Date and Place of Birth:
c. 1489, Correggio, Italy
Correggio (a nickname given to Antonio Allegri, due to his birthplace) is one of those artists who didn't enjoy a widespread reputation during his lifetime. Though he remained gainfully employed, no one knew quite what to make of his style. He successfully combined mythological imagery, religious themes and a distinctly Baroque use of mood and emotion. Small wonder that, long after his death, the legitimately Baroque (i.e., of the era) painters saluted him as a forerunner and kindred spirit.
- The Madonna of the Basket, ca. 1524
- The Assumption of the Virgin, 1526-30
- Leda and the Swan, ca. 1531
- Jupiter and Io, ca. 1532
Date and Place of Death:
March 5, 1534, Correggio, Italy