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Word: mannerism

Definition: distinctive behavioral trait; affected style in art (according to a set of styles)


Sentences Containing 'mannerism'

Joseph Kernan faults Beethoven's reliance upon the key, particularly in his early works, as a hollow mannerism: "he 'c-minor mood' in early Beethoven... is one that has dated most decisively and dishearteningly over the years...
Much of her early work, Cernat argues, is characterized by "mannerism", related to Onirism and using psychoanalytic techniques.
Sculpted in the art-style of Northern Mannerism they collectively utilize esoteric symbolism.
The art of the period from Fran├žois I through Henri IV often is heavily inspired by late Italian pictorial and sculptural developments commonly referred to as Mannerism, which is associated with Michelangelo and Parmigianino, among others.
This mannerism originated with Whitlock's uncle, from whom he picked up the habit himself.

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