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Rome, 1520 - 1600 AC

 

 

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mannerism palazzo zuccari pic from www.geocities.com

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Mannerism  

manierism grotta grande giardino di boboli firenze pic from www.toscanaoggi.it

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This amazing architecture, "Grotta Grande del Giardino di Boboli" made by Bernardo Buontalenti, is part of the italian movement called Manierism.

Mannerism was an art style that focused on the human form, depicted in intricate poses and in exaggerated, not always realistic settings. The term Mannerism was derived from the Italian word maniera, translated as “style.” It developed in Florence and Rome between 1520 and 1600, as a style that rejected the balance of the Renaissance period in favor of a more emotional and distorted point of view. The Mannerist movement supplied the link between Renaissance perfection and the emotional Baroque art that later developed in the 17th century.Info source: wwar.org

       
Grotesque  

uffizi grottesca pic from www.patricias-palette.com

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By the word grottesco the Renaissance, which used it to designate a specific ornamental style suggested by antiquity, understood not only something playfully gay and carelessly fantastic, but also something ominous and sinister in the face of a world totally different from the familiar one, a world in which the realm of inanimate things is no longer separated from those of plants, animals, and human beings, and where the laws of statics, symmetry, and proportion are no longer valid. Info source: victorian.lang.nagoya-u.ac.jp
         
       

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grotta del buontalenti picture from www.flickr.com

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zuccari pic from www.villamassimo.deimage source:www.villamassimo.de

grotesqueimage source:www.patricias-palette.com

renaissance manierism furniture pic from www.webalice.itimage source:www.webalice.it

 

 

   
       
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more about manierism: wwar.org

more about Grotesque: victorian.lang.nagoya-u.ac.jp

more Grotesque pictures: www.patricias-palette.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
       
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