Assumption of the Virgin
The fresco of the “Assumption of the Virgin” in the dome of the cathedral of Parma marks the culmination of Correggio’s career as a mural painter. This fresco (a painting in plaster with water-soluble pigments) anticipates the Baroque style of dramatically illusionistic ceiling painting. The entire architectural surface is treated as a single pictorial unit of vast proportions, equating the dome of the church with the vault of heaven. The realistic way the figures in the clouds seem to protrude into the spectators’ space is an audacious and astounding use for the time of foreshortening.
Danae 1530 | Olio su tela Madonna con il Bambino (Madonna Campori) 1517 | Olio su tavola Assunzione della Vergine 1526 | Affresco Decorazione della cupola di San Giovanni Evangelis 1520 | Affresco Madonna di San Gerolamo 1525 | Olio su tela | 141 x 235 cm. Giove ed Io 1532 | Olio su tela | 74 x 163 cm.
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