03 November 2010

High Renaissance & Mannerism

In Madonna of the Long Neck you can tell by observing it that the artist has created a different piece then what has been normally presented.The colors also in Parmigianino's work are more vibrant.The way the Madonna's head is positioned gives her a awkward look while the baby is completely out of proportion.The piece still uses linear perspective like artists in the renaissance used, making the audience feel as if they could step into the work. In reference to Michelangelo's later work and treatment of the body, the thighs are unnaturally large on the Madonna and with Michelangelo he gives the body a more definition and it becomes more muscular. Mannerist paintings and sculptures looks more carefree and well defined compared to Renaissance art.

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