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Top 10 Interesting Facts About Parmigianino

The High Renaissance ended in 1520 with the death of two of the most renowned Renaissance artists, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) and Raphael (1483-1520). The period that followed it has been defined as Mannerism, also known as the Late Renaissance. This style emerged in the 1520s, spread all across Europe in the 1530s, and pretty …

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Top 10 Interesting Facts about Daniele da Volterra

Because of this 16th-century Mannerist artist, we know exactly what one of the most famous Renaissance artists in history looked like. Daniele da Volterra might not be the best-known name in art history, or even in the period he lived in, but he still produced some remarkable paintings. In this article, you’ll discover some of …

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Top 10 Interesting Facts About Jan Brueghel The Elder

One of the most influential Flemish artists of the first 3 decades of the 17th century was an extremely versatile painter named Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568-1625). He collaborated with his good friend, Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), on many notable works of art. This renowned Mannerist artist eventually became the court painter of the Habsburg …

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Top 10 Interesting Facts About Benvenuto Cellini

One of the greatest artists of the Mannerist period also wrote an autobiography about his turbulent life. He also created some of the most remarkable sculptures and decorations for some of the most important people in Europe, including the King of France. Let’s take a closer at some of the most interesting facts about Benvenuto …

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Top 10 Famous Paolo Veronese Paintings

Italian artist Paolo Veronese (1528-1588) is considered to be one of the 3 great masters of the Venetian School of the 16th century. His main influence was Titian, another Venetian master a generation older than himself. His use of color to create dramatic effects defined his style, something that inspired some of the greatest artists …

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View Of Toledo By El Greco – Top 10 Facts

This highly influential and fascinating Mannerist Artist only has 2 surviving landscapes in his oeuvre, and both depict the city that he used to live and work in. In this post, we’re going to take a closer look at a painting called “View of Toledo by El Greco,” a work that has been described as …

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