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  • n. A style of art developed at the end of the High Renaissance, characterized by the deliberate distortion and exaggeration of perspective and especially the elongation of figures.

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  • Albrecht Durer (1471-1528) was the leading artist in Germany, copying the style of the High Renaissance that combined grace and extreme elegance, a style known as "Mannerism".

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • He was the leading artist of the Renaissance in Germany, copying the style of the High Renaissance that combined grace and extreme elegance, a style known as "Mannerism".

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • I suspect the printed captions and the whitewashed rooms will come to be seen by future generations as clichés of this art movement, just as with the tiresome forms in Mannerism or the stark colours of the Pre-Raphaelites.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • Having a personal debate over whether the Electric Light Orchestra is Mannerism or Baroque. #wastedarthistorymajor

    Thursday, Dec 17 – The Bleat.

  • But throughout the history of art, there has always been a ceaseless vacillation between sincerity and its opposite: from the High Renaissance to Mannerism, from Mannerism to the Baroque, from the Baroque to the Rococo, and so on.

    The Medium Is the Message

  • Picasso's off-kilter color combinations evoke the masters of Mannerism just as surely as the show's namesake motif of musketeers evokes a recurrent character in the work of Hals, Velázquez, and Rembrandt, touchstones and sparring partners of Picasso's old age.

    The Late Show

  • At the dawn of an entirely new era, that of Mannerism, with its emphasis on grace and drama and subjectivity, the aged Leonardo looks back to his youth and to those artists — Paolo Uccello, Fra Angelico and Piero della Francesca — who were old when he was young.

    We Are Blind to Her Charms

  • Here is an excellent article about “Robert Mapplethorpe and the Classical Tradition” in relationship to Mannerism.

    Robert Mapplethorpe – Apollo 1988 | ultraorange.net

  • Although he is now considered one of the greatest artists of the high Renaissance and a key precursor of Mannerism, for many centuries he was known more for his intense and revealing autobiography than for the many works he left behind.

    Florence Genius Festival, May 15-25

  • The London show ended with a room devoted to the idiosyncratic painter Domenico Beccafumi, whose pastel colors and porcelain faces owe something to Florentine Mannerism, but just as much, perhaps, to ancient Roman painting.

    Mysteries of Siena

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