Mannerism is a period o European airt that emerged frae the later years o the Italian Heich Renaissance aroond 1520. It lasted till aboot 1580 in Italy, when the Baroque style began tae replace it, but Northren Mannerism continued intae the early 17t century.[1]

In Parmigianino's Madonna wi the Lang Neck (1534-40), Mannerism maks itsel kent bi elangatit proportions, heichly stylised poses, an lack o clear perspective.


  1. Freedberg 1971, 483.