Madonna With The Long Neck Analysis

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Parmigianino (c. 1503-1540) was one of the most gentle and graceful artist of the Italian painters. His style was mainly influenced by Correggio and later influenced by Raphael. His works, whether painted or copper prints, had a great influence on Italy and Northern Europe. We can find that most of his paintings have slender necks and hands. This characteristic has the meaning s of anti-religious reform. "Madonna with the Long Neck" is an example of this.

"Madonna with the Long Neck" is an oil painting by Parmigianino, dating from c. 1535-1540. It's a famous model of the secularization of the sacred theme painting of Parmigianino. The figure of the Virgin Mary looks like a glamorous lady, and the two angels are the youth with ideal beauty. Seems like her body proportion is unlike a normal human. Her neck, shoulders, and fingers are long and slender. Parmigianino wanted to make her appear more elegant and graceful. The color used is bright and vivid, also giving an impression of tension and unreal lighting. There is a great difference between this work
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He was a student of Giovanni Bellini. In his youth by the inspiration of the humanism, he inherited and developed the art of the Venetian painting, and promoted the use of the color, shape, and strokes of the oil painting to a new realm. Titan broke the rules of painting in the past to create a poetic painting without hypocrisy, showing the observation of the awakening and open world. In the early portraits of Titan, we can see the influence by Bellini and Giorgio, but later Titan used lyrical tone on the natural paintings and the human body paintings. He created his unique style. The female figures in his paintings are particularly plump, such as "Venus of Urbino". It not only brings a visual direct temptation but also passes a sensory pleasure. He completely mastered the female nudity

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