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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.

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.
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.
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.
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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