Trends in High Renaissance Mannerism


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What is the key characteristic of Mannerism?

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1. What trend of Mannerism is best exemplified by 'Madonna with the Long Neck', by Parmigianino?

2. How were Mannerist compositions arranged?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

During the early 16th century, a new style of art emerged among Italian Renaissance artists who broke with classical traditions of naturalism, order, and harmony and began using distorted forms, bright clashing colors, and jumbled compositions. This quiz/worksheet combo helps you understand the trends of High Renaissance Mannerism, and the goals of the artists who embraced them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The central characteristic of Mannerist art and architecture
  • Parmigianino's painting, 'Madonna with the Long Neck'
  • Mannerist trends in composition
  • Characteristics of Mannerist sculpture
  • The unusual quality of 'Palazzo del Te'

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet lets students practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access your knowledge on High Renaissance Mannerism trends
  • Making connections - examine the ideas and goals that inspired the distorted forms and unusual compositions found in Mannerist art
  • Distinguishing difference - compare and contrast the characteristics of Mannerism and classical Renaissance art
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of Mannerism to answer questions about trends in form, composition, and color

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson called Trends in High Renaissance Mannerism. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the objectives of Mannerist artists
  • Describe how Mannerists depicted human figures
  • Explain the characteristics of Mannerist compositions
  • List some of the artists who embraced the Mannerist style