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[German Version]

Mannerism includes all forms of acrobatic exhibitionism that rely on the curiosity of the public and their reaction to this ostentatious mastery of forms, techniques, and possibilities for actions and design. In art and literature, therefore, Mannerism is a technique of using ostentatious artistic skill to evoke a reaction to the skill displayed. There are various modes of Mannerism specific to the various arts. In literature, for example, Mannerism as a style of writing can invol…

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Zymner, Rüdiger, “Mannerism”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 18 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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