Correggio and Parmigianino at the Scuderie del Quirinale

Correggio and Parmigianino
Conversione di Saulo by Parmigianino. Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum

Art in Parma in the 16th Century

The exhibition entitled Correggio and Parmigianino. Art in Parma in the 16th Century displays roughly one hundred paintings and drawings from some of the most prestigious museums in Europe; all of which are dedicated to the finest art produced in Parma in the sixteenth century.

Antonio Allegri, a.k.a. Correggio, and Francesco Mazzola, a.k.a.Parmigianino are two of the most important artists of the Italian sixteenth century who transformed the city of Parma into a major artistic center through their brilliant work. Although it would impossible to have a complete understanding of their art without visiting Parma, a stroll through this marvelous gallery shows you the city through their eyes.

Correggio and Parmigianino
Portrait of a Lady by Correggio by Correggio. The State Hermitage Museum Photograph / Vladimir Terebenin

Through Correggio’s mythological paintings, which had a huge influence on artists and inspired Parmigianino, his skill in portraying emotion is evident. In the famous Madonna and Child and the Mystic Marriage, which are on display, Correggio manages to fully capture the joy and the pain that his subjects possess. The collection puts particular emphasis on Parmigianino’s spectacular achievements in the field of portraiture by including the well-known Turkish Slave Girl and his first work, the large Bardi Altarpiece, which he painted at the age of sixteen.

If you are in Rome while this exhibition is on display, it will be well worth your time to pay a visit and experience some real Italian Renaissance art.


Scuderie del Quirinale

Till June 26th
Via XXIV Maggio, 16
Sun-Thurs 10:00am-8:00pm; Fri & Sat 10:00am-10:30pm
Entry Fee: € 12.00

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