3 Tutorials that teach Mannerism
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Author: Erin Aldana

This lesson will present an overview of the Mannerist movement. 

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Notes on "Mannerism"

Key Terms


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 Credits

Parmigianino, Madonna of the Long Neck, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Parmigianino_-_Madonna_dal_collo_lungo_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg, The Libyan Sibyl, Sistine Chapel ceiling, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:LibyanSibyl_SistineChapel.jpg, Pontormo, Deposition, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jacopo_Pontormo_-_Kreuzabnahme_Christi.jpg, Masaccio, Trinity Fresco, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Masaccio,_trinit%C3%A0.jpg, Bronzino, Venus, Cupid, Time, and Folly, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Angelo_Bronzino_001.jpg , El Greco, Burial of Count Orgaz, Public Domain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:El_Greco_-_The_Burial_of_the_Count_of_Orgaz.JPG