Mannerism

Noun

  • (art, literature) 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.
  • Exaggerated or effected style in art, speech, or other behavior.
  • A group of verbal or other unconscious habitual behaviors peculiar to an individual.
  • (art, literature) In fine art, a style that is inspired by previous models, aiming to reproduce subjects in an expressive language.

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