Mannerist Maniacs: 16th Century Art on Steroids with Sabry Amroussi

Mannerist Maniacs: 16th Century Art on Steroids with Sabry Amroussi


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Description

When thinking of artistic movements, themes, schools of thought, and trends, a colorful bouquet of words comes to all art lovers' minds.

"Mannerism," is not frequently one of them.

In this conversation, your expert, Sabry Amroussi, aims to not only introduce and educate his viewers on the Mannerism movement of the 16th Century, his favorite artistic period, but also the possible whys behind its lack of acknowledgement.  Having developed from the later end of the Italian High Renaissance, there is still debate on the key tenets of the Mannerism school of artistic thought, but you will learn about its emphasis on asymmetry and instability, over-exaggeration, and unnatural elegance, as well as learn about differing opinions on the style as a whole.  Discover the haunting works of El Greco, the over the top composition of Bronzino, and the wonderful visions of Pontormo. As is his trademark style, Sabry Amroussi will unveil the story behind often overlooked works, hopefully pulling you into his passion for Mannerism.
About Your Expert

Sabry Amroussi is an art historian and writer living and working in Amsterdam. He specializes in the art of the Dutch Golden Age, mainly in the works of Rembrandt and his school, and has a keen interest in the Jewish history of Amsterdam. He lectures and teaches on both subjects and gives art historical tours all across Europe. As a true omnivore when it comes to art, culture, and even cuisine, he has worked with and for major museums and collectors, such as the LACMA, Rijksmuseum, van Gogh Museum and the P de Boer collection in Amsterdam. As a guide for Context, he is eager to share this knowledge in real life, always with a big scoop of humor, ofter intermingling art with social life, cuisine, and history.

Audience

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

Duration

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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