Juan De Herrera
Died: January 15, 1597 in Madrid, Spain
He travelled a lot during his life but spent most of it in Spain.
Education and Training
He studied in the University of Valladolid, and started his training with the works in the Royal Palace of Aranjuez. He also studied in Brussels. After his training, he got a promotion to work for Juan Bautista de Toledo.
After studying and training at the University of Valladolid, Herrera, he strtaed working as an architect/assignment to King Phillip II and Juan Bautista de Toledo. In the later years of his life he decided to direct the Academy of Mathematics in Madrid.
Classism and Idealism
This piece was significant because it was intended to be both a royal palace and a monastery for the Hieronymite Order of monks. It also included a great amount of religious art.
Why is it interesting?
I like it because it has a simple designs, yet it also has complex factors in it. I like how the outside of the structure has a base and has surrounding walls. I also think the idea of the domes and arches makes it look really grand and important.
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