Mannerism– An introduction | overview | Easy explanation
El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos), Christ Cleansing the Temple, Greek, 1541 - 1614, probably before 1570, oil on panel, Samuel H. Kress Collection

Mannerism– An introduction | overview | Easy explanation

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Mannerism- Introduction through upper written categories.

These two above written categories, “Related articles” and “21st century development” comprise an essential aspect of the life of this artist. Mannerism is an art style of elite class which played a vital role in Mannerism renaissance movement.

You would know these things in this article:- Origin and development, Spread of mannerism, Characteristics of artworks created during the Mannerist period & Mannerism in literature and music.

There are other art movements such as “Impressionism,” “Romanticism,” and “Surrealism” which are similar to some extent.

Some artists of Mannerism come from other art styles such as El Greco, Tintoretto, Pontormo, Bronzino, and Parmigianino.

This art movement (Mannerism) has many famous paintings/artworks such as “Mountainous landscape,” “Perseus with the Head of Medusa,” and “The Nobleman with his Hand.”

If you see the beauty of these paintings, then “Madonna with the Long Neck” comes at first place which is beautiful, “The Burial of the Count of Orgaz,” sometimes comes at the second place due to its demand.

If you (As a/an Mannerism student) really want to read comprehensively then read these sections– “Related articles (artistic approach)” and “21st century development (Other aspects).”

These categories comprise in-depth knowledge, especially- “Related articles”-A Category.

MANNERISM was an art movement, and if you want to read about Mannerism comprehensively, then you should also cover its most famous artist– El Greco, Tintoretto, Pontormo, Bronzino, and Parmigianino.

But if you have less time, then you may select- Mannerism Characteristic section.

Mannerism- Characteristics

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Mannerism- 4 Frequently asked questions

  1. What is Mannerism?

Mannerism is an art movement, and the Mannerism artist tries to express artistic thought through Mannerism paintings/artworks.

There are so many artists such as El Greco, Tintoretto, and Pontormo who defined this art style through their artworks such as “Mountainous landscape,” “Perseus with the Head of Medusa” and “The Nobleman with his Hand.”

Thus Mannerism is a pastiche of many different art styles such as “Impressionism,” “Romanticism,” “Surrealism” etc.

  1. Why is Mannerism still popular today?

There are two things, the demand of Mannerism paintings/artworks and fame of Mannerism artists. Still, there are many artworks which are in huge demand such as “Mountainous landscape,” “Perseus with the Head of Medusa” and “Madonna with the Long Neck.”

Still, there are many European exhibitions which display– “Mountainous landscape,” “Madonna with the Long Neck,” “The Nobleman with his Hand.”

These Mannerism paintings show the popularity of this art style. El Greco, Parmigianino, and Pontormo are other factors of its popularity.

  1. What do you think about Mannerism?

Mannerism is an artistic and intellectual art movement which has a complicated history; Mannerism was the way of expression for “Parmigianino,” “Pontormo,” and “El Greco.”

In philosophy and the history of ideas, this art style is very diverse. See category- “Related articles” and “21st century development.”

You would get the depth of this art style, through Mannerism artworks, artists try to emphasize on the free flow of expression.

Artworks of Mannerism artists explore the relationship between celebrity culture (Related articles) and visual expression (21st century development).

  1. What are the features of Mannerism?

This art style is trendy; Mannerism emerged in 1520 as a/an Mannerism movement when there was artistic standoff among European countries.

Some artists such as “Bronzino,” “El Greco” and “Parmigianino.”

Actually, if you want to know the features of the Mannerism movement, then you should read about “El Greco” and “Tintoretto.” And you may also know it by going through these categories- “Related articles” and “21st century development.”

These categories cover everything comprehensively.

Mannerism- Five topmost artists

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Mannerism- Introduction of these artists.

1st EL GRECO– El Greco is the artist of Mannerism art movement who played a vital role in the Mannerism art movement renaissance, the date of birth of this artist is 1 October 1541, and the place of birth is- Pob1.

This artist is known for/as Greek-Christian education (Greek painter, sculptor and architect). Due to regional effect, Paintings of this Mannerism artist show resemblance with these areas. The artistic qualification of this artist is- Greek-Christian education (Greek painter, sculptor and architect).

But still, it’s a beauty of this Mannerism art movement that you may compare these artworks with each other- “The Nobleman with his Hand,” “Perseus with the Head of Medusa,” “Mountainous landscape,” “The Burial of the Count of Orgaz” and “Madonna with the Long Neck.”

Notable works:- El Expolio (1577–1579) & Opening of the Fifth Seal (1608–1614).

Qualification:- Greek-Christian education (Greek painter, sculptor and architect).

2nd TINTORETTO– The date of birth of Tintoretto is October, 1518, this artist was born during the Mannerism period when the Mannerism art movement was on the peak wherein Tintoretto had played a vital role in this art movement.

The date of birth of this artist is OCTOBER, 1518, and the place of birth is- POB2. The artistic qualification of this artist is- Presentation of Jesus in the Temple (Italian painter).

Notable works:- The Siege of Asola, (1544–45) & St Mark’s Body Brought to Venice (1548).

Qualification:- Presentation of Jesus in the Temple (Italian painter).

3rd PONTORMO– This name also emerged during the Mannerism art movement. The artwork demand of Pontormo is a little bit lesser than El Greco.

But the artworks of this artist (Pontormo) are also very beautiful. The artistic qualification of this artist is- Florentine School (Italian Mannerist painter and portraitist).

Notable works:- The Deposition from the Cross & Annunciation, fresco.

Qualification:- Florentine School (Italian Mannerist painter and portraitist).

4th BRONZINO– The artistic qualification of this artist is- The Sixteenth Century Italian Schools (Italian Mannerist painter, born in Florence).  Bronzino is the artist of the Mannerism art movement who also played a vital role in the Mannerism art movement renaissance.

The date of birth of this artist is November 17, 1503, and the place of birth is pob4. This artist is known for/as The Sixteenth Century Italian Schools (Italian Mannerist painter, born in Florence).

Notable works:- Eleonora of Toledo with her son Giovanni, 1544–45 & Saint Sebastian, 1533.

Qualification:- The Sixteenth Century Italian Schools (Italian Mannerist painter, born in Florence).

5th PARMIGIANINO– The date of birth of this artist is 11 January 1503, and the artistic qualification of this artist is- Prodigious and individual talent (Italian Mannerist painter and printmaker). The artworks demand of Parmigianino is a little bit lesser than El Greco.

But then also, paintings of this Mannerism artist remain in high demand.

Notable works:- Self-portrait in a Convex Mirror & Bardi Altarpiece (1521).

Qualification:- Prodigious and individual talent (Italian Mannerist painter and printmaker).

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