His quiet unassuming mannerism can be very seductive . It's easy to look at Libra and sense the passion he keeps in check just below the surface of his calm exterior.
There is none of the mannerism of a long tradition, but a nobility pervades them which has no self-consciousness.
For although there was at that time a recognized poetical style, already degenerating to mannerism, a developed prose style did not exist.
He studied also the Bolognese painters and Giovanni Barbieri, and formed for himself a style with very little express mannerism, partly resembling that of Maratta.
When therefore he, after the lapse of years, resumed his pen, the mannerism which he had contracted while he was in the constant habit of elaborate composition was less perceptible than formerly, and his diction frequently had a colloquial ease which it had formerly wanted.