24 Facts About Mannerism


Mannerism encompasses a variety of approaches influenced by, and reacting to, the harmonious ideals associated with artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Vasari, and early Michelangelo.

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Mannerism has been applied by analogy to the Silver Age of Latin literature.

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The label "Mannerism" was used during the 16th century to comment on social behaviour and to convey a refined virtuoso quality or to signify a certain technique.

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Yet historians differ as to whether Mannerism is a style, a movement, or a period; and while the term remains controversial it is still commonly used to identify European art and culture of the 16th century.

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The earliest experimental phase of Mannerism, known for its "anti-classical" forms, lasted until about 1540 or 1550.

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Second period of Mannerism is commonly differentiated from the earlier, so-called "anti-classical" phase.

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Seventeenth-century Artisan Mannerism is one exception, applied to architecture that relies on pattern books rather than on existing precedents in Continental Europe.

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Mannerism created life-size sculptures, of which two entered the collection in the Piazza della Signoria.

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Mannerism was an anti-classical movement which differed greatly from the aesthetic ideologies of the Renaissance.

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Mannerism often drew his subject matter from religious narratives; heavily influenced by the works of Michelangelo, he frequently alludes to or uses sculptural forms as models for his compositions.

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Mannerism's legacy is highly regarded, as he influenced artists such as Agnolo Bronzino and the aesthetic ideals of late Mannerism.

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An additional element of Mannerism is the incoherent handling of time about the story of Joseph through various scenes and use of space.

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Mannerism has been characterized by modern scholars as an artist so individual that he belongs to no conventional school.

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Mannerism's was appointed to be the Portraitist in Ordinary at the Vatican.

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Mannerism's is known for her portraits of noblewomen, and for her depiction of nude figures, which was unusual for a woman of her time.

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Mannerism's brother Federico, born around 1540, was a painter and architect.

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Mannerism went on to complete decorations for Pius IV, and help complete the fresco decorations at the Villa Farnese at Caprarola.

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Mannerism's subjects included large scenes with still life in the manner of Pieter Aertsen, and mythological scenes, many small cabinet paintings beautifully executed on copper, and most featuring nudity.

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Mannerism's style is viewed as Mannerist with the assemblage style of fruits and vegetables in which its composition can be depicted in various ways—right side up and upside down.

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Mannerism is credited with inventing the giant order, a large pilaster that stretches from the bottom to the top of a facade.

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Mannerism used this in his design for the Piazza del Campidoglio in Rome.

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In English literature, Mannerism is commonly identified with the qualities of the "Metaphysical" poets of whom the most famous is John Donne.

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Style of Neo-Mannerism, as developed by Barnes, includes subjects with elongated limbs and bodies, as well as exaggerated movement.

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Neo-Mannerism describes art of the 21st century that is turned out by students whose academic teachers "have scared [them] into being pleasingly meek, imitative, and ordinary".

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