Mannerist Art: Definition, Characteristics & Examples


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Which of the following was NOT a characteristic of Mannerist art?

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1. The art produced in which city showed little Mannerist influence?

2. Which of the following artists of the High Renaissance continued his career into the Mannerist era and showed Mannerist influences in his work?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In the wake of Renaissance masters such as Da Vinci and Raphael, a younger generation of artists developed a style that broke away from the classical principles of harmony and naturalism and emphasized new uses of composition, color and form. This lesson covers the rise of Mannerist art, its main characteristics and the reception and reputation of the artists who embraced this style.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz tests you on the following aspects of Mannerist art:

  • Mannerist painters and sculptors
  • Cities where Mannerism flourished
  • Key features of Mannerist art

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - make sure you can read information about the Mannerist Movement and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to explain the characteristics of Mannerist art
  • Information recall - access your knowledge on when Mannerism became widely accepted

Additional Learning

For more info on how to recognize and assess this particular style of painting and sculpture, read the lesson called Mannerist Art: Definition, Characteristics and Examples. The following objectives are covered within the lesson:

  • Understand the motivation of the Mannerist Movement
  • Recognize the key elements of Mannerist art
  • List the artists who led the Mannerist Movement
  • Explain the critical reaction to Mannerism
  • Compare and contrast Mannerist and High Renaissance art