Hello everyone and welcome to Week 6 of ART F262X.

Please do the following before SUNDAY, February 20 (11:59PM).

1. Go through the material in the Mannerism wing. You do not have to read or watch absolutely everything but make sure you have a good sense of the discussions surrounding each of the works.

2. Respond to the following forums on Slack:

Slack channel #week6part1

  • Mannerism was the most popular style in the late 16th century but by the 17th century it was believed to represent an excess of distortion, individualism, and an imbalance. Do you think the turn away from naturalism represented by Mannerist works was a regression or a progression? Defend your opinion with examples.

Slack channel #week6part2

  • Choose a work from the High Renaissance section and a work from the Mannerist section. How do the unique visual elements of Mannerism differ from the humanist compositions of the High Renaissance? Use specific examples.