Mannerism: 1000 Masterworks[DVD]
The anti-classical spirit of the Mannerists was awakened in the 16th century by religious and social changes. New masters such as Massys and Arcimboldo began distancing themselves from Renaissance ideals shaped by harmony. In a creative ecstasy, they staged their rebellion with formal exaggeration, tension-filled compositions, and expressive colors of ten used in erotic, metaphysical or bizarre scenes.
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