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Correggio: A Collection of Fifteen Pictures and a Supposed Portrait of the Painter

Correggio: A Collection of Fifteen Pictures and a Supposed Portrait of the Painter

Hurll, Estelle May

Paperback

ArtistsGeneral World History

ISBN13: 9798656278225
Published: Jun 23 2020
Pages: 60
Weight: 0.21
Height: 0.12 Width: 5.98 Depth: 9.02
Language: English
In the northern part of Italy is the little town of Correggio, which gave its name to the painter whose works we are to study. His real name was Antonio Allegri, but in the sixteenth century a man would often be called by a nickname referring to some peculiarity, or to his birthplace. When Allegri went to Parma he was known as Antonio da Correggio, that is, Antonio from Correggio, and the name was then shortened to Correggio.A large part of Correggio's work was mural decoration, painted on the surface of the plastered wall. Besides such frescoes he painted many separate pictures, mostly of sacred subjects to be hung over the altars of churches. The choice of subjects was much more limited in his day than now, and, with the exception of a few mythological paintings, all Correggio's themes were religious. The subject most often called for was that of the Madonna and Child. Madonna is the word, meaning literally My Lady, used by the Italians when speaking of Mary, the mother of Jesus. The Madonna and Child is then a picture of the mother Mary holding the Christ-child.Our illustration is from such a picture called La Notte, the Italian for The Night. The night meant by the title is that on which Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Jud a. It was at a time known in history as the Augustan Age, when Rome was the great world-power. Jud a was only an obscure province of the vast Roman Empire, but here was the origin of the influence which was to shape later history. The coming of Jesus brought a new force into the world.The story of his infancy has been made familiar by the four Evangelists. He was born in surroundings which, in Roman eyes, were fit only for slaves. Mary and Joseph had come up from their own home to Bethlehem to pay the taxes exacted at Rome. The town was full of people on the same errand, and there was no room for them in the inn. So it came about that the new-born babe was wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a manger used for feeding cattle.While he lay in this strange cradle his birth was made known by a vision of angels to some shepherds on the neighboring hillsides. At once they betook themselves joyfully to Bethlehem, the first to do honor to the new-born king. These homely visitors are gathered about the manger in Correggio's picture. The dark night is without, but a dazzling white light shines from the Holy Child.

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