3 Tutorials that teach Mannerism
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Author: Aleisha Olson

This lesson will present an overview of the Mannerist movement. 

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Notes on "Mannerism"

Terms to Know


A style during 16th-Century Italian High Renaissance characterized by systems of complex perspectives, elongated forms, unnatural gestures and poses of figures with emotional charged colors.

Formal Dissonance

A state of tension that is created when the experience of what is expected to be seen and what is actually seen are in discrepancy.



Image of Pontormo, Descent from the Cross, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Jacopo_Pontormo_004.jpg; Image of Parmigianino, Madonna with the Long Neck, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Parmigianino_-_Madonna_dal_collo_lungo_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg; Image of Bronzino, Venus, Cupid, Time and Folly, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Angelo_Bronzino_001.jpg; Image of El Greco, The Burial of Count Orgaz, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:El_Greco_-_The_Burial_of_the_Count_of_Orgaz.JPG