A refined and original prose portrait of a modern painter in the year of the centernary celebrations...
With his distinctive style, Arbasino draws a lively and unusual profile of Correggio,
a painter of seductive grace and celestial illusion, without neglecting to give an account
of his life, broken off by his premature and sudden death in the seclusion of his native
town. Arbasinio also describes the critical fortunes of the artist, from Stendhal’s sublime
eulogy to the decades when he was considered mawkish and affected. The last of the
great Renaissance masters, he was ahead of them all and succeeded brilliantly in reworking