Renaissance art

Architecture, sculpture, paintings...

Architecture

Plateresque style: Gothic forms were kept inside buildings, but the outside incorporated Renaissance decoratives.Plateresque becomes of `work of a silversmith`because of the extensive decoration it presents.

Purist style: Adopted Renaissance elements in the building structure and enlarged the decorative elements.

Herreriano style: Characterized by simple structures, slate roofs and bare decoration.

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Sculpture

Follows a unique style- Most pieces were made of wood, and then painted. Called polychrome sculpture, which creates very realistic images.

Most famous: Alonso Berruguete & Juan de Juni.

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Painting

Spanish painters were influenced by the Italian masters and their themes were mostly religious.

One of the most famous painters was El Greco. His works are very personal and unique. Illuminated with strong light.

Themes are usually religious.

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