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12 October 2017Antonello da Messina, the great Sicilian Renaissance Artist
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Antonello da Messina, the great Sicilian Renaissance Artist Imogen Corrigan Thursday 12 October 2017

Without any doubt Antonello da Messina stands out as the greatest renaissance artist Sicily produced. Although he travelled to the mainland and up to Venice, most of his professional life was spent in his home city of Messina producing works of exquisite beauty. One of his strengths was in being able to learn new techniques and styles, adapting them to his own particular style. It has been said that he was always able to catch the moment of the mind and it is true that the faces that look out from his paintings are those of real people. His use of Netherlandish limpid light combined with northern Italian use of perspective and detailed symbolism make his pictures unforgettable, once seen.

After nearly 20 years in the British army, Imogen Corrigan went to the University of Kent to study Anglo‐Saxon & Medieval History and Art, graduating with first class honours. Works as a freelance lecturer across Britain and Europe as well as lecturing on small cruise ships and running study tours on land.