Episode 196 – Correggio’s Dome Frescoes in Parma Cathedral
February 6, 2024

Correggio’s breath-taking dome fresco in the dome of Parma cathedral depicts the Assumption of the Virgin (1526). Gigantic painted figures of the apostles stand below an explosion of heavenly clouds and hundreds of angels that create a celestial architecture upon which the Virgin Mary is assumed into heaven.  The dramatic energy of the painting is a clear harbinger of the great Baroque paintings of the following century.


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