(b. ca. 1490, Correggio, d. 1534, Correggio)

Camera di San Paolo

Camera di San Paolo, Parma

Between the end of the 15th and the beginning of 16th century the nunnery of St Paul became one of the most active meeting places for the intellectuals in Parma. The nunnery was headed from 1507 to 1524 by Giovanna da Piacenza, an astute, cultured, and youthful mother superior. It was she who entrusted Correggio with the decoration of her bedchamber.

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