Diego de Siloe
Smore by Emily Lussier
Born in 1495 in Burgos, Spain
He worked in Burgos from 1519-28, then moved to Granada in 1528
Trained with in sculpture with Gil Siloe, his father
As a young boy, he worked as an assistant to Bartolomé Ordóñez
He was often commissioned to design chapels, and those chapels had sometimes already been started by another architect.
His life mostly had to do with his work and accomplishments
Siloe was a sculptor and architect
He designed the courtyard of the Palace of the Chancilleria in Granada
He also completed the sanctuary of the Church of San Jerónimo
His patrons were his father, Gil Siloe and the Italian sculptor Bartolomé Ordóñez
- Escalera Dorade (Golden Staircase)
- Catedral de Burgos
- Diego was able to combine his sculptural and architectural gifts to create this magnificent piece.
- I find this piece interesting because it's so grand and detailed. It seems to have very intricate and classical designs.
- In my opinion, Siloe's work does not exemplify any of the 'isms' we've talked about in class. His work is not compatible with humanism or secularism because those both have to do with putting the focus on things other than religion. Most of his work, which was architectural, was done in chapels. Rather than representing the 'isms' we talked about, Siloe's style exemplifies eclecticism because his style was influenced by several different techniques and ideas.
"Diego de Siloe." International Dictionary of Architects and Architecture. Gale, 1993.Biography in Context. Web. 17 Nov. 2013.
Diego de Siloe Catedral de Burgos.: view of the interior with the Escalera Dorada (Golden Staircase) Staircase added by Siloe in the 16th century; cathedral built in the 13th century ARTstor
"Diego de Siloe". Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online.Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 2013. Web. 17 Nov. 2013