Ghost in the Shell has been an excellent example of what Hollywood can do in the future to avoid such controversy, and it’s something that Death Note could’ve taken on board. The director does say they were already in production by the time the discussion had reached mainstream media, so recasting may have been difficult. Death Note seems to be set in America for a reason, and hopefully that reason is fully explored throughout the film. Unlike the reason given in Ghost in the Shell , which brought the whitewashing of the Johansson casting into the plot .
By the later 1500s, the Mannerist style, with its emphasis on artificiality, had developed in opposition to the idealized naturalism of High Renaissance art, and Mannerism spread from Florence and Rome to become the dominant style in Europe. Renaissance art continued to be celebrated, however: The 16th-century Florentine artist and art historian Giorgio Vasari, author of the famous work “Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors and Architects” (1550), would write of the High Renaissance as the culmination of all Italian art, a process that began with Giotto in the late 13th century.