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Mannerism is a form of art characterized by unusual use of perspective, lighting, and bright vivid colors. It emerged in 1520 and was in popular use until 1600.

Portrait of Cosimo de' Medici the Elder, Jacopo Carrucci, 1519 - 1520, From the collection of: Uffizi Gallery
This is a portrait of Cosimo de' Medici, ruler of Florence. Pontormo's use of lighting and bright, vibrant colors is what characterizes this piece as Mannerism.
Portrait of a Lady with a Lapdog, Agnolo Bronzino, 1537 - 1540, From the collection of: Städel Museum
This portrait is considered mannerism because of Pontormo's use of bright red for the lady's dress, as opposed to the duller colors of the rest of the painting.
Saint John the Baptist and Saint Francis of Assisi, Workshop of El Greco, End of 16th century – beginning of 17th century, From the collection of: Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC, Barcelona
This painting is of religious figures and may have been influenced by the Reformation. It is considered Mannerism because of the elongated and over dramatized human forms.
Jesús en el huerto de los olivos, Doménikos Theotokópoulos EL GRECO, 1600 - 1607, From the collection of: Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Argentina
This is a painting of Jesus praying in the garden of olives the night before his crucifixion. El Greco's use of lighting and elongated figures makes the painting Mannerism.
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