Late Renaissance/Mannerism


11. Diamond Mine Maso da San Friano ˜ 1570; Florence, Pal. Vecchio

A painting in the style of late Renaissance, also called Mannerism. The painter shows scenes of a diamond mine
in the excessive manner of exaggerating, for example human limbs, far away from classical proportions.








Even this is Mannerism style, at beginning of 16th century!
I must not withhold this extraordinary and singular ideal of a perfect male body from you,
that was pursued by all gentlemen of the era, like this one with an arrow by Cranach.









12. Portrait of a Gentleman with arrow Lucas Cranach ˜ 1530; Dresden