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1 Mannerist Style Characteristics Elongated bodies or body parts Paintings appear to be stretched out Focus on spiritual aspect of art Meant mainly for the elite and wealthy, not meant for the general public

2 Mannerism Madonna with the Long Neck 1534 – 1540 Florence, Italy Artist: Parmagianino Mannerist style preferred distorted figures; elongated; artificial Figures crowded into left side – viewer is drawn to different areas of painting Not just one focus

3 Parmagianino, Madonna with the Long Neck, Little guy and this column is for what??? Quite a crowd KEY IMAGE p 252

4 Jacopo da Pontormo Descent from the Cross Capponi Chapel, Santa Felicità, Florence, Italy oil on wood 10 ft. 3 in. x 6 ft. 6 in. Considered his masterpiece

5 Jacopo Pontormo Descent from the Cross x 6.5 oil on wood

6 Mannerism Allegory with Venus and Cupid 1546 Florence, Italy Artist: Agnolo Bronzino Court painter for Cosimo I de Medici Mannerism was meant for nobility to enjoy not the general public Space full of figures Shows an oddly erotic encounter Bodies elongated and distorted

7 Mannerism Last Supper 1592 – 1594 Venice, Italy Artist: Tintoretto If it werent for the halo, Jesus would be hard to find Perspective leads away from Christ Darker version Judas in traditional spot on opposite side of table

8 Paolo Veronese Christ in the House of Levi 1573 oil on canvas 18 ft. 6 in. x 42 ft. 6 in. The Venetian use of blue is still key in Mannerism – had to change name of painting

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10 Paolo Veronese Triumph of Venice ca oil on canvas approximately 29 ft. 8 in. x 19 ft. Ceilings became the perfect place for illusion paintings

11 Domenikos Theotokopoulos (El Greco) The most important Spanish artist of this period was Greek – He deliberately distorts & elongates his figures, and seats them in a lurid, unearthly atmosphere. He uses an agitated, flickering light. He ignores the rules of perspective, and heightens the effect by areas of brilliant color. His works were a fitting expression of the Spanish Counter-Reformation.

12 El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulous) Mary Magdalene in Penitence 1577 oil on canvas 42 1/2 x 39 7/8 in. El Greco was born in Greece, studied in Italy and painted in Spain – as such he is a unique painter in many ways

13 El Greco Christ in Agony on the Cross 1600s

14 El Greco Portrait of a Cardinal 1600

15 El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulous) View of Toledo 1586 oil on canvas 47 3/4 x 42 3/4 in. The most famous of the mannerist painters

16 El Grecos, The Burial of Count Orgaz,

17 El Grecos, The Burial of Count Orgaz, (details)

18 El Grecos, The Burial of Count Orgaz,

19 Mannerism The Burial of Count Orgaz 1586 Toledo, Spain Artist: El Greco His masterpiece Local aristocracy attends at bottom as Christ and Saints welcome his soul at the top Elongated forms are typical

20 Mannerism Saltcellar of Francis I 1539 – 1543 Paris, France Artist: Benvenuto Cellini An ornamental salt and pepper holder for the king of France Salt is represented by the sea and pepper by the earth Gold and enamel

21 Mannerism Perseus 1545 – 1554 Florence, Italy Artist: Cellini Blood drips from the beheaded Medusa as Perseus holds it up triumphantly A masterpiece of Mannerist art

22 Mannerism Vestibule of Laurentian Library 1524 – 1559 Florence, Italy Artists: Michelangelo, Vasari & Ammanati Higher than long or wide Niches taper up – smaller at bottom than top Same with pilasters, columns set into the wall 3 separate sets of steps but 1 doorway

23 Mannerism Villa Rotunda 1567 – 1570 Vicenza, Italy Artist: Palladio Symmetry was crucial to Palladio, even the gardens are symmetrical All 4 sides are identical Monticello in Virginia, Jeffersons home was based in this building

24 Giacomo della Porta façade of Il Gesù Rome, Italy ca Still in basic Renaissance style – just longer than necessary

25 Palladio Scala OvataBasilica

26 Palladio Teatro Olimpico San Giorgio Maggiore

27 Mannerism in music Extreme chromaticism Ex: Prophetiae Sibyllarum, by Orlando de Lassus, c. 1550

28 Summary – Northern and Late Renaissance RELIGION/POLITICS – Reformation; much political & religious violence IDEAS – a skeptical Humanism ART – a realism of everyday life: PORTRAITS, LANDSCAPES; oil painting, Mannerism MUSIC – conservative perfection (Palestrina) & new approaches (madrigals)


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