2018/03/24

DUTCH MANNERISTS

A comparative example of three Dutch Mannerist painters: van Haarlem (1562-1638), Wtewael (1566-1638), Bloemaert (1566-1651). However excellent they were, they failed to understand the cultural depth that came from Italy, limiting themselves to reproduce the bizarre and abstruse that this manifested. Notice the contortion of naked bodies that shows great mastery in anatomy, but also the detachment from perceptible reality, a constant feature of Mannerism.