Mannerism - Laura Sewell Architectural History II March 27,...

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1Laura Sewell Architectural History II March 27, 2007 Mannerism Mannerism originated in Florence and Rome around the 1520's, but ended up spreading as far as central and northern Europe and lasted until the beginning of the Baroque period (1600). Overall, it was a reaction to the harmonious Classicism and idealized naturalism of High Renaissance art. In the eyes of architects and the like, they had equaled the Ancient Romans, and Mannerism was the next step and was the beginning of the quest to solve intricate artistic problems, such as portraying nudes in complex poses. Mannerists sought a continuous refinement of form and concept, pushing exaggeration and contrast to great limits. After being superseded by the Baroque style, it was seen as decadent and degenerative. During the Mannerist period, architects experimented with using architectural forms to emphasize solid and spatial relationships. The Renaissance ideal of harmony gave way to freer and more imaginative rhythms. The most prevalent aspects or qualities of Mannerism is that it intentionally complicates
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2008 for the course ARC 2423 taught by Professor Alexander during the Spring '07 term at Texas San Antonio.

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