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Artists that followed the Renaissance in the sixteenth century had the difficult task of succeeding such artists as Raphael Michelangelo and the host of other incredible artists of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries The artists of the Renaissance were intrigued with nature the relationship to the Classics and the application of mathematics to art By the time the time the Early and High Renaissance were over many artistic styles relating to these questions had evolved and the quandaries raised had been resolved The new problem for the artists in the sixteenth century was to be able to follow these foot steps basically forcing artists to ask what is next The answer to such a question is Mannerism which allowed the individual artist to emulate previous artists and develop a highly personal interpretation of art keeping within the general concepts of their predecessors Although capturing nature and the psychology of the subject used was very important to Mannerist artists such as Jacopo Da Pontormo Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola Parmigianino Agnoli di Cosimo Bronzino and Giovanni da Bologna what became paramount was the infusion of the artists psychology and interpretation onto the art itself Mannerist distorted nature to the point of beauty and forced the viewer to look at a painting done by a unique artisan even though they were painting the same biblical stories as the Renaissance masters Their composition also showed a unique stylized approach to art which helped to form a bridge to later movements in artThe way the Mannerist chose to form the composition of their work distinguishes the paintings of the same scenes from those that were painted during the Renaissance The figures from Pontormos Entombment 1525-1528 are in a circular order around the canvas A dark empty hole sits in the center of the piece where many hands are joined This is contrary to the artist of the Renaissance who used the center of the canvas as a focal point to
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