The end of the 16th century lasted for about 25 years.
Mannerism is positioned as a transitional style from classical massive, monumental forms in the decor of the interiors of the Renaissance (Renaissance) to a new style that promotes pomp and grandeur, luxury and pathos - the Baroque style.
Mannerism (Italian Manierismo - pretentiousness, demeanor from maniera - method, method) is a name that conventionally denotes stylistic tendencies, as well as a certain stage in the development of European, mainly Italian, art of the middle and end of the 16th century. The name "mannerism" (from the word "manner") was given to the style by contemporaries who perceived it as a mannerism - an appeal to the recent past, a repetition of its best achievements.
This stage reflected the crisis of the artistic ideals of the Italian Renaissance. The primacy of form over content. The beauty of a single detail is more important than the beauty of the whole. Characterized by: lengthening of figures, tension of postures (counterpost), bizarre effects associated with size, lighting or perspective. Repetition of the best achievements of the recent past.
The main elements of the Mannerism style:
1. Painting of walls and ceilings, decoration with frescoes (paintings, ornaments, pseudo-stucco, pseudo-bas-reliefs, pseudo-statues, false doors and windows);
2. overloading of details, lack of stylistic unity;
3. the exquisite beauty and expressiveness of details;
4. ill-conceived planning of buildings, lack of certain principles for organizing the form;
5.More vivid and original use of color and shape than in the Renaissance, colors are vivid;
6.Rich, gold, silver inlays;
7. in painting, sculptural compositions, unusual fragmentary and light effects, perspective is used, images of people with elongated proportions.
Mannerism turned out to be a temporary, transitional phenomenon, destroying the classics of the Italian Renaissance and not creating its own artistic style - a movement without a past and a future.
But, maybe you will be able to capture the elements of style or embody the whole interior - Mannerism? Thus, give new life to this fleeting style.
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