Romanism (painting)

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Danae by Jan Mabuse

Romanism was the style of painting of a group of artists in the late 15th and early 16th century from the Netherlands who began to visit Italy and started to incorporate Renaissance influences in their work. The greatest artist in the style was Jan Mabuse (also known as Jan Gossaert).[1] The influence of Michelangelo and Raphael showed in the use of mythology and nudity in the paintings.[2]

Antwerp Mannerism is a term for rather earlier Italian influence in Netherlandish art, as seen in the earlier works of Mabuse. This remained much closer to Early Netherlandish painting.

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  1. ^ Janson, H.W.; Janson, Anthony F. (1997). History of Art (5th, rev. ed.). New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. ISBN 0-8109-3442-6. 
  2. ^ "Romanisten". Grote Winkler Prins (9 ed.). 1991.