Mannerism (considered rather a short-lived fashion than a serious style in art), based on the achievements of the Renaissance, but departing from the principle of perfect proportion and harmony, in Krakow, it was reflected primarily in the reconstruction of the Cloth Hall, made after the mid-sixteenth century. by Jana Padovano. The famous attic of this building with alternating pinnacles and mascarons (grotesque transpositions of human physiognomies) for a long time it became a symbol of Polish architecture that was imitated many times over. Tomasz Dolabella turned out to be a late mannerist in painting, the artist arrived at the end of the 16th century. from Venice, whose style was largely influenced by the tastes of the Polish clientele. Deformed figures from his canvases, simplified, schematic perspective, as well as the content itself, saying a lot about Polish life at the time, and the panegyric nature allow him to be boldly classified as the precursors of the so-called. Sarmatian art. In the field of portraiture, the pictures of Marcin Kober provided models (e.g.. portrait of Batory z 1583 r.). Expressive face characteristics, schematic approach and official, the representative form will be copied by guild painters for many decades, hitting the tastes of the Polish nobility.