Definitions for mannerismˈmæn əˌrɪz əm
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
man•ner•ismˈmæn əˌrɪz əm(n.)
a habitual or characteristic manner of doing something.
marked or excessive adherence to an unusual or a particular manner esp. when affected.
(often cap.) a style of art of 16th-century Europe marked by complex perspective and elongation of forms.
Category: Fine Arts
Origin of mannerism:
idiosyncrasy, foible, mannerism(noun)
a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual
affectation, mannerism, pose, affectedness(noun)
a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
mannerism(noun)ˈmæn əˌrɪz əm
a gesture or habit
a nervous mannerism
A group of verbal or other unconscious habitual behaviors peculiar to an individual.
Exaggerated or effected style in art, speech, or other behavior.
In literature, an ostentatious and unnatural style of the second half of the sixteenth century. In the contemporary criticism, described as a negation of the classicist equilibrium, pre-Baroque, and deforming expressiveness.
In fine art, a style that is inspired by previous models, aiming to reproduce subjects in an expressive language.
A style of art developed at the end of the High Renaissance, characterized by the deliberate distortion and exaggeration of perspective and especially the elongation of figures.
adherence to a peculiar style or manner; a characteristic mode of action, bearing, or treatment, carried to excess, especially in literature or art
Mannerism is a period of European art that emerged from the later years of the Italian High Renaissance around 1520. It lasted until about 1580 in Italy, when the Baroque style began to replace it, but Northern Mannerism continued into the early 17th century. Stylistically, Mannerism encompasses a variety of approaches influenced by, and reacting to, the harmonious ideals associated with artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and early Michelangelo. While High Renaissance explored harmonious ideals, Mannerism wanted to go a step further. Mannerism is notable for its intellectual sophistication as well as its artificial qualities. Mannerism favours compositional tension and instability rather than the balance and clarity of earlier Renaissance painting. Mannerism in literature and music is notable for its highly florid style and intellectual sophistication. The definition of Mannerism, and the phases within it, continues to be the subject of debate among art historians. For example, some scholars have applied the label to certain early modern forms of literature and music of the 16th and 17th centuries. The term is also used to refer to some Late Gothic painters working in northern Europe from about 1500 to 1530, especially the Antwerp Mannerists—a group unrelated to the Italian movement. Mannerism also has been applied by analogy to the Silver Age of Latin literature.
Translations for mannerism
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an odd and obvious habit in a person's behaviour, speech etc
He scratches his ear when he talks and has other mannerisms.
- تَكَلُّف، تَصَنُّعArabic
- tiquePortuguese (BR)
- osobitý způsobCzech
- das GehabeGerman
- manér; særhedDanish
- ιδιομορφία, τικGreek
- اطوار؛ عادتFarsi
- tic, manieFrench
- הֶרגֵל מְשוּנֶהHebrew
- वयवहार वैचि्रयHindi
- mesterkéltség, modorosságHungarian
- ciri khasIndonesian
- tic, maniaItalian
- įpročiai, manierosLithuanian
- maniere; ieradumsLatvian
- uvane, manerNorwegian
- اطوار؛ عادتPersian
- عادت او خوصصيتPashto
- tic, manieRomanian
- čudna navadaSlovenian
- นิสัยแปลก ๆThai
- konuşma veya hareket tarzıTurkish
- 習性，怪癖Chinese (Trad.)
- گفتگو کا عادتاً کوئی خاص اندازUrdu
- thói kiểu cáchVietnamese
- 癖性，怪癖Chinese (Simp.)
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