", One of Arcimboldo's paintings which contains various Mannerist characteristics is, Vertumnus. Evidence of Mannerist movement is apparent in the awkward movements of Cupid and Venus, as they contort their bodies to partly embrace.  On the other hand, the serious tone of the painting foreshadows the good fortune that would be prevalent during his reign.. Parmigianino (a student of Correggio) and Giulio Romano (Raphael's head assistant) were moving in similarly stylized aesthetic directions in Rome. Painted in 1610, it depicts the mythological tale of Laocoön, who warned the Trojans about the danger of the wooden horse which was presented by the Greeks as peace offering to the goddess Minerva. Mannerism was an anti-classical movement which differed greatly from the aesthetic ideologies of the Renaissance. Mannerism does not derive from the English word “manner”, but rather from the Italian maniera, which does mean manner yet additionally implies style. His subjects included large scenes with still life in the manner of Pieter Aertsen, and mythological scenes, many small cabinet paintings beautifully executed on copper, and most featuring nudity. This painting style evolved to the Roman influence of Michelangelo, and to that of Parmigianino. Between 1563 and 1565, he was active in Venice with the Grimani family of Santa Maria Formosa. Baroque art and architecture emerged in late sixteenth-century Europe after the Renaissance, and lasted into the eighteenth century. Francis I of France, for example, was presented with Bronzino's Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time. During the High Renaissance , architectural concepts derived from classical antiquity were developed and used with greater surety. Michelangelo was accused of being insensitive to proper decorum, and of flaunting personal style over appropriate depictions of content.  Young artists broke into his house and stole drawings from him. This painting style evolved to the Roman influence of Michelangelo, and to that of Parmigianino. But they still did. Another element of Mannerism which the painting portrays is the dual narrative of a joke and serious message; humor wasn't normally utilized in Renaissance artworks. The Library of Great Masters. As a result, Mannerist architecture appears playful, almost as if the architects are deliberately playing with expectations put forth by Renaissance architecture. Many Mannerist works presented individuals or scenes in non-naturalistic settings, oftentimes without any contextual basis, inviting the viewer into a more philosophical experience rather than a literal reading of the work. By Kenneth Clark / The coat-of-arms of Vasari's Medici patrons appears at the top of his portrait, quite as if it were the artist's own. El Greco.  Other unique elements of Tintoretto's work include his attention to color through the regular utilization of rough brushstrokes and experimentation with pigment to create illusion.. 1946–47. Arlecchino could be graceful in movement, only in the next beat, to clumsily trip over his feet. Above these scenes, is a spiral staircase which Joseph guides one his sons to their mother at the top. Prevalent at this time was the pittore vago, a description of painters from the north who entered the workshops in France and Italy to create a truly international style. Giuseppe Arcimboldo, The Librarian, 1562, Skokloster Castle. From around 1520 to 1580, during the late renaissance, Mannerism was very popular until Baroque art came into fashion. The examples of a rich and hectic decorative style at Fontainebleau further disseminated the Italian style through the medium of engravings to Antwerp, and from there throughout Northern Europe, from London to Poland. The Mannerism art movement left behind a legacy of technical brilliance, complexity, the influence of Michelangelo, and fashion in difficult times. Freed from the external rules, the actor celebrated the evanescence of the moment; much the way Benvenuto Cellini would dazzle his patrons by draping his sculptures, unveiling them with lighting effects and a sense of the marvelous. Mannerist figural sculpture was marked by contorted, twisting poses, as best evidenced by Giambologna’s Rape of the Sabine Women. Though the painting gives some indication of an interior space through the use of perspective, the edges of the composition are mostly shrouded in shadow which provides drama for the central scene of the Last Supper. Stylistically, Mannerist painting encompasses a variety of approaches influenced by, and reacting to, the harmonious ideals and restrained naturalism associated with artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and early Michelangelo. After the sack of Rome in 1527, King Francis I managed to persuade the most celebrated painters and artisans to move to France. Additionally, art historians David G. Stork and Yasuo Furuichi stated, his "interest in psychological introspection, belief in a shifting impermanent visual reality, experimentation in the dark sciences of alchemy, wit, and youthful desire to demonstrate his artistic prowess all find their expression." Parmigianino became one of the most influential of the Mannerists, even though he died at the age of thirty-seven.