Definition of mannerist in English:


adjective & noun

  • See mannerism

    • ‘If anything, as with Mantegna and the Italian mannerists, his height is exaggerated.’
    • ‘One possible source for Bordon's interest in this iconographic detail lies in his response to Giulio Romano's mannerist style in Rome and Mantua.’
    • ‘The Man Without a Past demonstrates that Kaurismaki's deadpan mannerist style has not only aged well, but also deepened emotionally, tapping into a rich melancholic vein of compassion and tenderness.’
    • ‘Stepan shows how the artist also draws on non-African artistic sources, including mannerist motifs by Edvard Munch.’
    • ‘For critics of the mannerist genre, analysis is largely already prescribed.’