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Unformatted text preview: 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, Renaissance in Rome and Florence lasted only about 25 years, from ca....
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2009 for the course AHA 1120 taught by Professor Land during the Spring '08 term at Missouri (Mizzou).
- Spring '08