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Mannerist style was an art movement that emerged towards the end of the High Renaissance. While the Renaissance emphasized proportion, balance, and ideal beauty, Mannerism exaggerated these qualities, often resulting in compositions and figures that are asymmetrical or unnaturally elegant.

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Agnolo Bronzino
Italian, 1503–1572
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Italian, 1527–1593
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Greek, 1541–1614

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