Uncanonical Mannerism

This allegory painting of Agnolo Bronzino’s, Venus, Cupid, Time and Folly, of 1545 (National Gallery, London), is in the so-called maniera style,¬†which we know, courtesy of relatively contemporary art history, as mannerism. Maniera means ‘style’, and what’s on show in Bronzino’s picture, along with other mannerist paintings – and mannerist architecture, literature, and music for… Continue reading Uncanonical Mannerism