CORREGGIO AND THE ANCIENT WORLD
May 22, 2008
September 14, 2008
This is the first monographic exhibition devoted to Antonio Allegri, also known as Correggio. It features sixty masterpieces – paintings, drawings and ancient works – which aim to illustrate how the artist changed his use of space, composition and form after his contact with early 16th-century Rome. Indeed, there are innumerable clues of "romanità" in Correggio’s work. Scholars almost unanimously agree that Correggio worked in Rome around 1518‐19. A selection of the artist’s mythological works will also be displayed together for the first time. These include the series Jupiter and Io, which depicts four scenes of love from Ovid's Metamorphosis, as well as Danaë from the Galleria Borghese, Leda and the Swan from the Gemäldegalerie in Berlin and Ganymede Abducted by the Eagle from the Kunsthistorisches in Vienna.
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