Topics: Painting, History of painting, Oil painting Pages: 3 (861 words) Published: January 21, 2013
Research Essay

Mannerisum is a style of art that started in 1520 and ended roughly around 1600, although many other forms lived on about 100 or so years after. It started after Raphael’s premature death. Mannerisum was centered in Rome and Florence although it was present in other main Capitals in Europe. Mannerisum was accused of disrupting the unity and balance of the Renaissance. It was around during and after the High Renaissance it also rejected the Renaissance style. Mannerisum favored a more emotional approach to art. Northern Mannerisum survived into the 17th century. Northern Mannerisum was also called anti-Mannerisum because it followed more of a Renaissance style painting.

People believed that Mannerisum was related to all of the turmoil in Europe at that point in time. It started right after the low Renaissance; Mannerisum had time to spring up right before the High Renaissance started. It ended right after the High Renaissance in most of Europe in the north Mannerisum lived on for another 100 years. Mannerisum was a special style of art that shows up in a lot of art today. The Sack of Rome was influential to Mannerisum all sorts of paintings depicted what happened during The Sack of Rome. Mannerisum influenced all sorts of agriculture in Europe most buildings including cathedrals were built in the image of Mannerisum style of art. Mannerisum depicts humans in contorted poses, focused on human, has a surreal feeling to all the paintings, it also stressed intellectual conceits. It was very rare to be applied to English visual and decorative arts. Hennery the 2nd style was a style based on Mannerisum. Many

mannerism painters fled Rome after the Sack of Rome in 1527. Mannerisum painters distorted human figures.

El Greco was born in Crete no one knows the exact date of birth because no records have been found if there were any. He moved to Venice in 1567 to start his painting career and make a name for himself....
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