Late Renaissance

A period and style of the middle and later decades of the 16th century in Italy and northern Europe. The style is characterized by an evolution from the calm, serene High Renaissance to more emotional, active, asymmetrical compositions with more innovative applications of colors, materials, and techniques. Many works of this period can also be associated with Mannerism.

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Late Renaissance
Renaissance, Late
laatrenaissance Dutch
Renacimiento tardío Spanish
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Refers to a period and style of the middle and later decades of the 16th century in Italy and northern Europe. The style is characterized by an evolution from the calm, serene High Renaissance to more emotional, active, asymmetrical compositions with more innovative applications of colors, materials, and techniques. Many works of this period can also be associated with Mannerism.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300021143. The J. Paul Getty Trust.