A Guide to Italian Renaissance Art and Architecture

The Cinquecento

Mannerism



Bronzino. Portrait of Eleanora da Toledo.
Index of Mannerism Pages


Sources on Mannerism
Painting
Sculpture
Architecture
On Giorgio Vasari


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Sources on Mannerism

Painting

The School of Fontainebleau

French painters, linked to the Italian artists who inspired them.

Andrea del Sarto (1486-1530)

Rosso Fiorentino (1495-1540)

Jacopo Pontormo (1494-1556)

Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, "il Parmigianino" (1503-1540)

Agnolo Bronzino (1503-1572)

Francesco Salviati (1510-1563)













Sofonisba Anguissola (Circa 1530/40-1632)








Mannerist Sculpture

Benvenuto Cellini (1500-1571)

Selections from John Addington Symonds' translation of the Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini, 1888

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Giovanni da Bologna (aka Giambologna)


Mannerist Architecture

History of Mannerist Architecture

Giulio Romano

  1. Giulio Romano. Palazzo del Te. Mantua. Inner courtyard. 1525-1535.
  2. Giulio Romano. Fall of the Giants. Fresco. Sala dei Giganti, Palazzo del Te, Mantua. 1532-1534.

Bartolomeo Ammannati (1511-1592)


A Special Place for GiorgioVasari: painter, architect, courtier, art historian

Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574)

Vasari as designer and painter
Vasari as architect and the Studiolo
Vasari as art historian

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