The Mannerism Art Movement, A Brief History

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They are not well-known in the art world, their works are under-appreciated, and their refined aesthetics are not valued.

The Mannerism Art Movement is a Renaissance style of art that captures the universal characteristics of humanity’s complex emotions. It is rich with emotion and expressive gestures.

A stylized depiction of passion, sadness, powerlessness through exaggerated actions, twisted body shapes, and elongated proportions. Through this movement, it is possible to depict action to promote peace and defeat violence.

Introduction: The Mannerism Art Movement in the Rest of the World

This section is about the mannerism art movement in the rest of the world, and how it differs from its European counterpart. This movement arose in Italy and was not as popular in other countries like France and Spain.

The term Mannerism was coined by Giorgio Vasari to describe the style of Michelangelo (who was considered a master of the style). The term is difficult to define, but it generally refers to a combination of two styles: perfect imitation of classical art, and a return to sensuality in human form.

The Manneristic Renaissance in Italy

The Manneristic Renaissance is a term coined by German art historian and critic, Heinrich Wölfflin, to describe a period of Italian art from 1520-1600. This period is characterized by the excessive use of stylized form and exaggerated emotion. This is not simply a medieval rebranding either as this style was also prevalent in the Late Medieval Period.

In 1520 Rome became the capital of Italy under Pope Leo X with his architect, Giuliano da Sangallo. Giuliano da Sangallo created a new style at the time called High Renaissance, which is characterized by harmony and balance. At the same time in Florence, Michelangelo went against this trend with his Mannerist sculptures which have been criticized as being too exaggerated for their sense of beauty.

Conclusion: Why It is Important to Know about the Mannerism Art Movement

The Mannerist art movement is one of the most recognizable movements in art history. The movement, which began in Italy during the late 1500s and early 1600s, was a reform movement that sought to break away from the classical styles and ideas of High Renaissance artists such as Michelangelo and Raphael. This movement is characterized by its focus on intricate details and the elongation of figures and objects. Throughout this period, artists such as Giulio Romano (1499-1546) created work that was characterized by exaggerated poses, distorted forms, and elongated limbs.

A key component of Mannerism is its emphasis on both symbolism and formalism. Artists focused on conveying messages through symbolism with ornate detail to emphasize their message or meaning. The majority of these symbols were taken from