1000 Masterworks - MannerismDVD Size: 18.8 x 14 x 1 cm
1 DVD, 50 minutes, English, German Dolby Digital 2.0
Comprehensively illustrated and compellingly presented – the well-known authors of five short art surveys provide a deeper insight into the masterpieces of painting.
The anti-classical spirit of the Mannerists was awakened in the 16th century by religious and social changes. New masters such as Parmigianino, 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 colours often used in erotic, metaphysical or bizarre scenes.
Presented Masterworks: Parmigianino (Francesco Mazzola): Portrait of a young woman (c. 1530-40); Jan Massys: Flora (1559); Giulio Romano: The virgin and the child with the infant Babtist (c. 1518-1523); Paolo Veronese: The marriage at Cana (1562-63); Giuseppe Arcimboldo: Fire (1566)