Mannerist style was an art movement that emerged towards the end of the High Renaissance. While the Renaissance emphasized proportion, balance, and ideal beauty, Mannerism exaggerated these qualities, often resulting in compositions and figures that are asymmetrical or unnaturally elegant.
Modernism’s Romeo & Juliet
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When Paris Became Paris
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Six of Art’s Best Tricks of the Eye
Illusion in art may feel like a recent phenomena, but it’s been around since cave paintings. With each new era, artists have…