This exhibition shows 35 works by artists of the Parma School, including Correggio, Parmigianino, Anselmi, Bertoia and Orsi.
The north Italian city of Parma is home to one of the oldest universities in the world and is a renowned culinary centre. Its artistic school, however, remained provincial until it entered the European stage in the 16th century with two major artists: Correggio (1489-1534) and Parmigianino (1503-1540).
They defined the ‘Parma School’ with its airy and sensuous style that also has a melancholic and foreboding quality. This dramatic duality became the precursor for the Baroque – a style that swept through Europe in the 17th century.