Italian artist Peter Demetz has a gift for breathing life into wood, a material that seems hard and lifeless to most of us. His wooden sculptures of people are flawlessly life-like. Demetz's precise and perfect mastery of human anatomy makes his sculptures look like paintings or sketches, and his wonderful compositions and sense of perspective help perpetuate this illusion.
Are you interested in learning more about Italian Mannerist art? Look no further than this guide to Italian Mannerist art, with an analysis of 13 famous Mannerist masterpieces. Mannerism was a period during the first half of the 16th century following the high Renaissance. The leading artists were Pontormo, Bronzino, Rosso Fiorentino, and Parmigianino.