Late Renaissance or Mannerism in Art
c. 1528, oil on wood,
313 x 192 cm
Santa Felicità, Florence
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in art appears following the death of Raphael Sanzio in 1520, a
new style that emerged in Florence and Rome. Focused on
the human figure, Mannerism in art depicted forms in contorted
poses with more emotional content, a somewhat disturbing
unrest, an almost surreal feeling evident.
Rejecting the stability and classical ease of the
Renaissance, mannerism in art reflected the general
turmoil in Europe present at the time with the sack of
Rome in 1527, the Reformation, and new outbreaks of plague.
Mannerism in art, gaining popularity in much of Europe and
northern Italy, featured the use of distorted figures
in complex, impossible poses, and strange artificial colors.
Bridging the gap between the High Renaissance Art and the
Baroque Art style of the 17th century, the style of
Mannerism in art came to an end around 1600.
Brenda Harness, Art
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