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AHA 1120: HISTORY OF WESTERN ART, II             Prof. Land MANNERISM AND VENETIAN ART Topic 6: Mannerist vs. High Renaissance Painting “Mannerism” is derived from the Italian word "maniera," meaning "style." Mannerist artists, unlike their  High Renaissance predecessors, did not base their styles upon the direct study of nature, but upon  memory and imagination or fantasy ( fantasia ). In the Mannerists’ highly artificial style we witness the  reversal of virtually all of the characteristics of High Renaissance art. Leonardo da Vinci.   Virgin and Child with St. Anne. ca. 1500-1501  Jacopo Pontormo (1494-ca.1556).  Descent from the Cross? (Entombment?). 1525- 1528 Topic 7: High Renaissance in Venice The technique for using oil-paint was introduced into Venice ca. 1475. As we have noted, the High  Renaissance in Rome and Florence lasted only about 25 years, from ca. 1495 to ca. 1520. In Venice, 
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