mannerist style


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mannerist style

A European fashion of Italian origin in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries that emphasized arabesque and grotesque ornament. The even more serpentine auricular phase prevailed until the coming of baroque.
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The image stands on a base beautifully carved in the Mannerist style with strapwork that is typically found in large 17th- and 18th-century Philippine colonial santo.
He transformed the church in a more illuminated and decorated space and rebuilt the faade overlooking Merchants Street in Mannerist style.
This exhibition takes 1512 as its starting point--the year the Medici returned to Florence and focuses on the evolution of the mannerist style (dubbed maniera by Vasari).
Trained in the Byzantine icon tradition, El Greco never lost the inherent sense of a world open to God's presence, even as his painting drifted into a unique mannerist style.