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Alessandro Allori

1535 - 1607

Italian Florentine Mannerist Painter

Influences:  Jacopo da Pontormo, Agnolo Bronzino and Michelangelo

Cause of Death -  Old Age

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Description of the Mannerist Style

Originating in Italy, the term mannerism comes from the Italian 'maniera', which translates to 'style'. Mannerism is an artistic style that was born in the early 1500s.  The style originated in Rome and later widened to all of Europe. The paintings are highly charged with emotional energy, twisting poses, filling the canvas with electrifying, pulsating colors.  The Mannerists in Italy worked on generous commission for a restricted audience of Vatican powerbrokers and royalty. The subjects they were allowed to portray was controlled and restricted to biblical themes, portraits and occasionally mythology.  El Greco said to hell with the money went off to Spain to pursue his own remarkable vision.

Masters of The Mannerist Style

Paolo Veronese

Jacopo da Pontormo

El Greco

Giorgio Vasari

Giovanni Rosso Fiorentino

Agnolo Bronzino


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