THE RENAISSANCE ART

Spanish Renaissance found its inspiration in Italian models.

1.1 RENAISSANCE ARCHITECTURE

  • PLATERESQUE STYLE: Gotic forms inside the building and outside Renaissance decorative motifs.It had a lot of decoration.
  • PURIST: Adopted Renaissance elements in building structure and decorative elements.
  • HERRERIANO: Characterised by simple structures,slate roofs and bare decoration.
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1.2 RENAISSANCE SCULPTURE

Spanish sculpture follows a unique style because most pieces were made of wood, and then painted. This is called Polychrome sculpture. Most themes were religious.

1.3 RENAISSANCE PAINTINGS

Spanish painters were influenced by Italian masters.

El Greco's paintings were personal and unique.He drew figures with complex postures,strong light,bright and he used peculiar colours.

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