Top Ten Paintings by Correggio

Top Ten Paintings by Correggio

       Antonio Allegri da Correggio was born in Correggio, a small Lombard town near Reggio Emilia. His date of birth is uncertain (around 1494). His father was a merchant. Otherwise, little is known about Correggio’s life or training. In the years 1503-1505 he apprenticed to Francesco Bianchi Ferrara of Modena. Here he probably knew the classicism of authors like Lorenzo Costa and Francesco Francia which can be found in his first works. After a trip to Mantua in 1506, he returned to Correggio, where he stayed until 1510. To this period is assigned the Adoration of the Child with St. Elizabeth and John, which shows clear influences from Costa and Mantegna. In 1514 he probably finished three tondos for the entrance of the church of Sant’Andrea in Mantua, and then returned to Correggio: here, as an independent and increasingly renowned artist, he signed a contract for the Madonna altarpiece of the local monastery of St. Francis (now in the Dresden Gemäldegalerie).

  1. Noli me Tangere (1525)

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  2. Jupiter and Io (1532)

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  3. Venus and Cupid with a Satyr (1528)

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  4. Mercury with Venus and Cupid (1525)

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  5. The Rest on the Flight to Egypt (1517)

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  6. Assumption of the Virgin (1530)

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  7. Allegory of Virtue (1534)

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  8. The Martyrdom of Saint Placid (1523)

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  9. Danae (1531)

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  10. Salvator Mundi (1515)

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  11. Portrait of a Young Man (1525)

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  12. The Magdalen (1519)

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  13. The Abduction of Ganymede (1532)

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  14. Judith (1514)

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