Beautiful Monstrosities, Elegant Distortions: The Artifice of Sixteenth-Century Mannerism

April 12June 5, 2016


Curated by Bowdoin art history students in a class on Mannerism, this exhibition celebrates works of artists that catered to the refined tastes of the European nobility by inventing sublime distortions of the human body, allegorical monsters, and ornamental grotesques.

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Presented by Bowdoin College Museum of Art