Renaissance Art

architecture, sculpture and painting


PLATERESQUE STYLE: ( 1500-1530 ) gothic forms were kept inside buildings but the outside had reinassance decorative mofits like medallons..etc. Univesity of Salamanca.

PURIST STYLE: (1530-1560 ) adopted renaissance elements in the building structure and enlarged the decorative elements. University in Alcala de Henares.

HERRERIANO STYLE : ( 1560-1600 ) had simple structures, slate roofs and bare decoration. Monastery of El Escorial.


Spanish sculture follows a unique style, it differs fromthe fachions in the rest of Europe, because most pieces were made or wood, and then painted.

This is called polychrome sculpture which creates very realistic images.

Most of the themes are religious, and statues were used for altarpieces and chapels. The most famous sculptors are Alonso Berruguete and Juan de Juni.


the most famous pinters of that time were Pedro Berruguete, Vicente Masip, Juan de Juanes and El Greco.

EL GRECO: he drew figures with complicated postures. He used the blues, greys, greens, violets and oranges, with different shades.

THEAMS: are usually religious, inspirated by the ideas of the Catholic Caunter - Reformation, like the veneration of the saints and the Virgin, that were rejected by protestants.