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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Judith and Holofernes - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.mannerism-in-art.org
Judith and Holofernes
Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti)
Pope Clement VII (1478-1534) marrying Catherine de... - Giorgio Vasari - www.mannerism-in-art.org
Pope Clement VII (1478-1534) marrying Catherine de...
Giorgio Vasari
Venus at Her Toilet c. 1550 - Anonymous Artist - www.mannerism-in-art.org
Venus at Her Toilet c. 1550
Anonymous Artist
Portrait Of Sofonisba Anguissola 1560 - Lucia Anguissola - www.mannerism-in-art.org
Portrait Of Sofonisba Anguissola 1560
Lucia Anguissola
Jupiter and Antiope 1612 - Hendrick Goltzius - www.mannerism-in-art.org
Jupiter and Antiope 1612
Hendrick Goltzius
Niccolo Machiavelli - Cristofano dell' Altissimo - www.mannerism-in-art.org
Niccolo Machiavelli
Cristofano dell' Altissimo
A War Machine - Jacobi Mariani - www.mannerism-in-art.org
A War Machine
Jacobi Mariani
Venus and Adonis 1597 - Bartholomaeus Spranger - www.mannerism-in-art.org
Venus and Adonis 1597
Bartholomaeus Spranger
Landscape with Jupiter and Io   2 - Andrea Schiavone - www.mannerism-in-art.org
Landscape with Jupiter and Io 2
Andrea Schiavone
Cain slaying Abel - Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti) - www.mannerism-in-art.org
Cain slaying Abel
Jacopo Tintoretto (Robusti)
Venus and Cupid c. 1560 - Lambert Sustris - www.mannerism-in-art.org
Venus and Cupid c. 1560
Lambert Sustris
Judith 1540 - Jan Sanders Van Hemessen - www.mannerism-in-art.org
Judith 1540
Jan Sanders Van Hemessen

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