The purpose of this booklet is to target the starting place of the historiography of the phrases Mannerism and Maniera in work and drawings of the sixteenth-century in Italy. The articles herewith provided fall into different types. the 1st workforce explains the definition of the phrases Mannerism and Maniera, their periodicity, and their assets as illustrated by way of Giorogio Vasari, John Shearman, Craig Hugh Smyth, and Sydney Freedberg. the second one bargains with the polemic linked to the use of the time period and historiography and its software as voiced via Walter Friedlaender, Max Dvorak, Ernst Gombrich, Henri Zerner, David Summers, Malcolm Campbell, and Iris Cheney.
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Bologna, Pinaccoteca This page intentionally left blank PREFACE TO THE THIRD PART Giorgio Vasari Truly great was the advancement conferred on the arts of architecture, painting, and sculpture by those excellent masters of whom we have written hitherto, in the Second Part of these Lives, for to the achievements of the early masters they added rule, order, proportion, draughtsmanship, and manner not, indeed, in complete perfection, but with so near an approach to the truth that the masters of the third age, of whom we are henceforward to speak, were enabled, by means of their light, to aspire still higher and attain to that supreme perfection which we see in the most highly prized and most celebrated of our modem works.
The position of the artists is another debatable issue. Did artists achieve greater freedom of expression because their role was less defined by external circumstances, enabling them to experiment and to internalize new artistic pursuits? Or were they intimidated by the historical events so that their artistic style was hampered by subjectivity, emotionality, and spiritualism? 6 During the early Cinquecento the social position of the Mannerist artists seemed secure-they were dependent on their 5 patrons for the commissions received, and these commissions were previously programmed by their patrons.
7), and Francesco Salviati in the Sala dell'Udienza, 1543-45, in the Palazzo Vecchio (Fig. 6). These changes, also, came about subsequent to the tragedies of plague and war that occurred in central Italy between 1522 and 1530. In the fourth decade of the Cinquecento, two types of artists came to Rome: those returning from their flight from the 11 city in order to escape the sack and the plague, Peruzzi, Perino, Sebastiana, and Michelangelo and newcomers to Rome eager to partake of the opportunity to work under the auspices of the new papal patronage, including Francesco Salviati, Giorgio Vasari, Daniele da Volterra, Battista Franco, and Jacopino del Conte.
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