Parmigianino

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Par·mi·gia·ni·no

 (pär′mĭ-jä-nē′nō, -mē-) or Par·mi·gia·no (-jä′nō) Originally Francesco Mazzola. 1503-1540.
Italian Mannerist painter and etcher whose work is characterized by elongation of form and includes Vision of Saint Jerome (1527) and The Madonna of the Long Neck (1534).
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Parmigianino

(Italian parmidʒaˈnino)
n
(Biography) real name Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola. 1503–40, Italian painter, one of the originators of mannerism. Also: Parmigiano
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Saville's images raise the question of whether the mother is a "facilitating environment" for the child, to use the British object-relational psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott's term for a "good-enough mother." (In this regard, Parmigianino's Madonna with the Long Neck, 1534-40, may exert a stronger influence on her work than those sources she acknowledges; in that painting, the child appears- to be about to slip off the mother's lap, and she certainly doesn't seem interested in attending to him, let alone preventing his fall.)
Using Parmigiano's "Madonna with the long neck" as an example, he shows in an impressive way the difference between High Renaissance and Mannerism, emphasizing the "Entproportionierung, das Allongement und die Deformation" as the most important formal principles.
The Madonna with the Long Neck, now in the Uffizi, is perhaps Parmigianino's best-known work.