Oshima Nagisa 2. Stylistic Self-negation. Changing Styles. A variety of visual and narrative styles. Different visual and narrative styles employed in each film Deliberate refusal of relying on a constant and enduring visual (narrative) styles. Changing Styles.
Mannerism and Baroque: aesthetic attitudes which prefer inharmoniousness and imperfection to perfect harmony
Paintings of High Renaissance perfect harmony and naturalism Giovanni Bellini, Madonna of the Meadows (ca.1500)
Madonna with the Long Neck (1935-40)
Figures in Mannerist paintings have graceful but strangely elongated limbs, small heads, stylized facial features;
Their poses are difficult;
Deep, linear perspective of High Renaissance disappeared and is flattened so that figures appear decorative forms.
Intense & unnatural colours;
Sense of scale ignored;
Inventive, grotesque pictorial fantasy.
Filippino Lippi, Pieta (1500)