Description of the artwork «Parmigianino’s Path: from a Young Talent to a Mad Alchemist»
Little Parma Dweller is the translation of the painter’s nickname from the Italian. His original name was Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola. For 37 years of his short but extremely fruitful and eventful life, Parmigianino managed to create a self-portrait, unique for his era, become one of the founders of Mannerism and quit painting for the study of the volatile secrets of alchemy. The last decision became fatal for him.