Correggio (1489-1534)

Antonio Allegri Correggio, also referred to as "Il Correggio", was a famous Italian painter of the High Renaissance, who was born and died in the town of Correggio (1489-1534).

He is known for using a superior painting technique of rendering the flesh textures of the body, in fluid, golden, soft volumes that give human flesh an effect of transparency and frailty.

Beside a numerous series of Madonnas, Correggio also painted "The Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine", "The Sleep of Antiope", and "Danae". He is also known for the cupola frescoes of the Dome of Parma (among which "The Assumption of the Virgin").

The famous quote: "Anch'io son pittore" ("I am a painter, too") is attributed to him.

e.g. Tintoretto, Pieta, etc.
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