Mannerism is a period of European art that emerged from the later years of the Italian High Renaissance around 1520. It lasted until about 1580 in Italy, when a more Baroque style began to replace it, but Northern Mannerism continued into the early 17th century throughout much of Europe. Stylistically, Mannerism encompasses a variety of approaches influenced by, and reacting to, the harmonious ideals and restrained naturalism associated with artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and early Michelangelo. Mannerism is notable for its intellectual sophistication as well as its artificial (as opposed to naturalistic) qualities.

The definition of Mannerism, and the phases within it, continue to be the subject of debate among art historians. For example, some scholars have applied the label to certain early modern forms of literature (especially poetry) and music of the 16th and 17th centuries. The term is also used to refer to some Late Gothic painters working in northern Europe from about 1500 to 1530, especially the Antwerp Mannerists-a group unrelated to the Italian movement. Mannerism also has been applied by analogy to the Silver Age of Latin.

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Copy of a wall painting from Bonampak depicting Mayan... - Antonio de Tejeda - www.mannerism-in-art.org
Copy of a wall painting from Bonampak depicting Mayan...
Antonio de Tejeda
An Allegory with a Boy Lighting a Candle in the Company... - El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) - www.mannerism-in-art.org
An Allegory with a Boy Lighting a Candle in the Company...
El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos)
Angel Gabriel - Girolamo Bonsignori - www.mannerism-in-art.org
Angel Gabriel
Girolamo Bonsignori
Pietà 1520 - Alessandro Bonvicino (Moretto da Brescia) - www.mannerism-in-art.org
Pietà 1520
Alessandro Bonvicino (Moretto da Brescia)
Dialogue between the Alchemist and Nature, 1516 - Jean Perreal - www.mannerism-in-art.org
Dialogue between the Alchemist and Nature, 1516
Jean Perreal
Ariadne, Venus and Bacchus 1576 - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.mannerism-in-art.org
Ariadne, Venus and Bacchus 1576
Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti)
The Animals Guided onto Noah's Ark - Jacopo Bassano (Jacopo da Ponte) - www.mannerism-in-art.org
The Animals Guided onto Noah's Ark
Jacopo Bassano (Jacopo da Ponte)
The Resurrection of Christ   1 - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.mannerism-in-art.org
The Resurrection of Christ 1
Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti)
Ulysses Blinding Polyphemus the Cyclops, frieze representing... - Pellegrino Tibaldi - www.mannerism-in-art.org
Ulysses Blinding Polyphemus the Cyclops, frieze representing...
Pellegrino Tibaldi
A Flemish Fair 1610s - Jan The Elder Brueghel - www.mannerism-in-art.org
A Flemish Fair 1610s
Jan The Elder Brueghel
A basket of fruit and flowers, detail of the rustic... - Giulio Romano (Orbetto) - www.mannerism-in-art.org
A basket of fruit and flowers, detail of the rustic...
Giulio Romano (Orbetto)
A Gentleman in Adoration before the Madonna 1560 - Giovanni Battista Moroni - www.mannerism-in-art.org
A Gentleman in Adoration before the Madonna 1560
Giovanni Battista Moroni

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