Mannerism (Italian. Manierismo – pretentiousness, mannerism from maniera – method, method) – the name conventionally denoting stylistic trends, as well as a certain stage in the development of European, mainly Italian, art of the middle and late 16th century. This stage reflected the crisis of the artistic ideals of the Italian Renaissance. The art of Mannerism as a whole is characterized by the primacy of form over content. Exquisite technique, virtuosity of manner, demonstration of skill does not correspond to the paucity of design, secondary nature and imitation of ideas. Continue reading
Theater (from the Greek. Theatron – a place for shows; sight), a kind of art. Theater is a form of social consciousness, it is inseparable from the life of the people, their national history and culture. The theater usually achieves artistic growth when, penetrating the advanced ideas of the epoch, it fights for humanistic ideals and deeply and truthfully reveals the complexity of the inner world of a person, his aspirations.
Artistic reflection of life, the approval of certain ideas, worldview, ideology is performed in the theater through a dramatic act performed by the actors in front of the audience. Continue reading