Monday, April 14, 2008


Jupiter and Io, 1532 by Correggio. Oil on canvas, 64 x 29 in. Kunsthistoriches Museum, Vienna.

A smoke like haziness that subtly softens outlines in painting; particularly applied to the painting of Leonardo and Correggio. (Gardner) Note the sfumato particularly above her nose and mouth, a man's face appears as well as under her arm.

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