Bronzino's Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time and Manet's Le Dejeuner sur L'herbe
930 WordsJan 26, 20184 Pages
The two art pieces that I want to write about are Bronzino's Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time, Mannerism art, and Manet’s Le Dejuner sur l’herbe, Realism art. Because these paintings were born in the periods when there was significant cultural and social changes, which influenced to their artistic style. The both paintings have nude female figures on the center of the paintings, but had received different criticism. Bronzino's Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time is one of the most famous works of art of Bronzino. The characters in the painting embody the provocative and chaotic Mannerism style. On the other hand, Le Dejuner sur l’herbe, get Monet criticized for its obscene scene, flat perspective and the naked women, which the society didn’t approve of. Le Dejuner sur l’herbe have Realism style characterized by muted color palette and subject matter of ordinary modern life.
Mannerism art, the period of new European art emerged in 1520 to 1600, was a breakthrough of traditional artistic style of Renaissance, which flourished for centuries. Artists in this era experienced the death of Raphael Sanzio, the great Italian artist of the High Renaissance, and sack of Rome, which brought chaos and concern to people in the period. So, they broke through the classical artistic rule of High Renaissance. Mannerists didn’t practice the rules of Renaissance masters, which they considered to be completed and thought there was nothing to improve. The new way of drawing attention into their art in