Inigo Jones

By: Carley Ouellette

Biography

Inigo was born in London on July fifteenth, 1573. He spent most of his life in London. He had a early life dedicated to education in 1596 through 1597. Jones's lifestyle was a architected designer, and was a very talented native artist in England. He mostly created art that has to do with architecture and painting, but mostly architecture. Inigo's patron that is most known was King Christian from Denmark for some time and towards the end of his career was Queen Anne from Greenwich. Then after she had died it was Queen Henrietta Maria, Charles I's wife from England(Gale, 2/3). I feel like humanism and this because he had the ideal characteristica for this and he always kept his head up and kept going when he had struggled. The second "ism" that closely linked to Inigo would be Capitalism because he has patrons that ask for Inigo's work.

The Work

Queen's House at Greenwich is a piece of Jone's work that is very well known. It was started in 1616 and completed in 1635. You can still find this piece of his now, in Greenwich, London, England."The building is marked by a symmetrical plan, simplicity of classical detail, harmonious proportions, and severe purity of line, all elements that reflected Italian Renaissance sources and constituted an architectural revelation to the English"(Gale 2/3 pg.). This piece is architectural building that is very symmetrical, painted white, and very well designed with lots of details. I find this piece very interesting because it has lots of detail and the way it was created it was very different from the buildings they made at that time. He made it is way and stuck to it and did not care if it was different. This piece was so significant because it was the home of the Queen Anne from Greenwich during the making of it and then after she had died and the building was completed the home belonged to Queen Henrietta Maria, Charles I's wife from England. I feel that this renaissance ideal or "ism" this relates to is humanism because Ingio created this piece and was the main part of this building and he was well rounded with the arts and he made this building very possible.