Mannerism: The Painting and Style of the Late Renaissance

Mannerism: The Painting and Style of the Late Renaissance

Mannerism: The Painting and Style of the Late Renaissance

Mannerism: The Painting and Style of the Late Renaissance

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

9SELECTIONS FROM MANNERIST POETRY I

WHAT IS MANNERISM

23The Legend of Mannerism

24The Rediscovery of Mannerism

25Definition of Mannerism

26The Spread of the Mannerist Style throughout Europe

28Mannerist Architecture, Sculpture and Literature

31The Place of Mannerism in the Development of European Culture

34The Riches of Mannerism

35SELECTIONS FROM MANNERIST POETRY II

THE SOCIAL BACKGROUND OF MANNERISM

51An Age of Change

53Civilization of Movement and Contradiction

54Mannerism, Art of an Age of Evasion

56Mannerism, Art of an Age of Progress

60Mannerism and the Princely Courts

64Mannerism and the Bourgeoisie

66Mannerism and the People

69Painting Becomes a Liberal Profession

72Individualism, Eccentricity and Melancholy

74Mannerism, a Cosmopolitan Movement

77SELECTIONS FROM MANNERIST POETRY III

ASPECTS OF MANNERIST STYLE

87Clarity of Line

95Sculptural Painting

98Cubism and the Expression of Volume

104The Poetry of Geometry

109Elongation of the Figure

113Distortion and Play of Perspective

118The Serpentine Line and Mannerist Movement

124Black Backgrounds

129Painted Frames

134Fascination of the Night -- Illumination of Darkness

141Atmospheric Effects

142The Mannerist Use of Space

148MANNERIST COLOR

THE THEMES OF MANNERIST PAINTING

162Elegance

167Preciosity

170Rare Pose and Studied Gesture

176The Love of All Things Good and Beautiful

182Adoration of the Female Body

190Perversion

205Sadism

215Melancholy

220The Inspiration of the Dream

225Monsters and Giants

228Ambiguity and Double Meaning

233Allegory and Symbol

239Occultism

246The Terrifiyng Image

253The Expressionism of Satire and Caricature

259Curiosity and the Fascination of Natural History

266The Crafts and Mechanical Inventions

270Landscape and the Feeling for Nature

278The Cityscape, Architecture, and Ruins

284Hell and Hades

290Conclusion

293SELECTIONS FROM MANNERIST POETRY IV

307Biographical Dictionary

327Catalogue of Sales of Mannerist Paintings from 1930 to 1963

333Bibliography

339Index of Illustrations

347Index to Selections from Mannerist Poetry

TABLE OF CONTENTS

9SELECTIONS FROM MANNERIST POETRY I

WHAT IS MANNERISM

23The Legend of Mannerism

24The Rediscovery of Mannerism

25Definition of Mannerism

26The Spread of the Mannerist Style throughout Europe

28Mannerist Architecture, Sculpture and Literature

31The Place of Mannerism in the Development of European Culture

34The Riches of Mannerism

35SELECTIONS FROM MANNERIST POETRY II

THE SOCIAL BACKGROUND OF MANNERISM

51An Age of Change

53Civilization of Movement and Contradiction

54Mannerism, Art of an Age of Evasion

56Mannerism, Art of an Age of Progress

60Mannerism and the Princely Courts

64Mannerism and the Bourgeoisie

66Mannerism and the People

69Painting Becomes a Liberal Profession

72Individualism, Eccentricity and Melancholy

74Mannerism, a Cosmopolitan Movement

77SELECTIONS FROM MANNERIST POETRY III

ASPECTS OF MANNERIST STYLE

87Clarity of Line

95Sculptural Painting

98Cubism and the Expression of Volume

104The Poetry of Geometry

109Elongation of the Figure

113Distortion and Play of Perspective

118The Serpentine Line and Mannerist Movement

124Black Backgrounds

129Painted Frames

134Fascination of the Night -- Illumination of Darkness

141Atmospheric Effects

142The Mannerist Use of Space

148MANNERIST COLOR

THE THEMES OF MANNERIST PAINTING

162Elegance

167Preciosity

170Rare Pose and Studied Gesture

176The Love of All Things Good and Beautiful

182Adoration of the Female Body

190Perversion

205Sadism

215Melancholy

220The Inspiration of the Dream

225Monsters and Giants

228Ambiguity and Double Meaning

233Allegory and Symbol

239Occultism

246The Terrifiyng Image

253The Expressionism of Satire and Caricature

259Curiosity and the Fascination of Natural History

266The Crafts and Mechanical Inventions

270Landscape and the Feeling for Nature

278The Cityscape, Architecture, and Ruins

284Hell and Hades

290Conclusion

293SELECTIONS FROM MANNERIST POETRY IV

307Biographical Dictionary

327Catalogue of Sales of Mannerist Paintings from 1930 to 1963

333Bibliography

339Index of Illustrations

347Index to Selections from Mannerist Poetry

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