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1. A distinctive behavioral trait, especially one that calls attention to itself; an idiosyncrasy. See Synonyms at affectation.
2. Exaggerated or affected style in an art: films characterized by excessive artifice and mannerism.
3. Mannerism An artistic style of the late 1500s characterized by distortion of elements such as scale and perspective.

man′ner·ist n.
man′ner·is′tic adj.


A. ADJmanierista
B. Nmanierista mf
References in classic literature ?
Nothing can be more dangerous for the fame of a professor of the fine arts, than to permit(if he can possibly prevent it) the character of a mannerist to be attached to him, or that he should be supposed capable of success only in a particular and limited style.
No mannerist made these varied groups and diverse original single figures.
It may well be that Polke and his myriad followers are postulating a Mannerist form of Abstract Expressionism--a recognition that admits the preeminence of the earlier movement--even as they further "beautify" it or, contrarily, render it more "ugly" in the hope that in so doing their new resolutions will reset the priorities of our sense of painterly beauty.
The idea, for instance, that the emotionlessness of Niccolo Circignani's paintings actually provided an emotional stimulus to the viewer reads as a convoluted apology for this flaccid late mannerist.
In fact, it is almost an aide-memoire that was abandoned in early 1615 and only occasionally taken up over the next 20 years, often to copy prints in libraries, such as Wilton, by such artists as Parmigianino--a reminder of the inscription by the 8th Earl of Pembroke in his album of Italian mannerist prints now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, that Jones was 'so fond of Parmegiano that he bought the Prints of the Imperfect Plates, which are now [i.
Built by the hunchbacked Duke of Orsini, the gory Mannerist sculptures were a tribute to his late wife.
To begin with, the Main Hall of the Jo Coenen-designed NAi is itself a rather Mannerist assembly of Modernist forms and surfaces.
T he most compelling compositions are the densest, most ambitious ones--A Night of Many Positions is a vortex of black mesh eddying a la Italian Futurism; Cupidity (After Bronzino) a reprise of the Mannerist allegory whose tableau of interleaved women and animals is so elaborately stitched and pasted together that planarity dissolves and technical means are obscured.
Now in Rome, after its transfer from Bologna, the exhibition opens with a selection of self-portraits and popular genre scenes and includes a couple of works by the mannerist Bartolomeo Passarotti, who influenced Carracci's early years.
He identifies Rosso, Pontormo, and Bronzino as exponents of an experimental trend, characterizing Mannerist style as "an anachronistic construct" (39).
Although Architecture Studio's geometric tactics are highly Mannerist (in the best French tradition), the stark cube has a curious potency; a modern Ark for a modern parish, sheltering the sacred and symbolizing the meeting of God and humankind.