Juan Bautista de Toledo
By Cara Campbell
St. Peter's Basilica
Juan Bautista de Toledo was involved in the construction of St. Peter's Basilica.
Back View of El Escorial
Front View of El Escorial
It is most closely linked to secularism because it was built to honor a person instead of a god. Although it included a church and a monastery, those were not the building's main purpose.
I found this piece interesting because it honored Charles V. I had not known that he was the first king, and assumed that Spain had had kings long before the 16th century.
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Back View of El Escorial. N.d. Photograph. Madrid. Artstor. Web. 19 Nov. 2013.
El Escorial. N.d. San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain. Artstor. Web. 19 Nov. 2013.
Front View of El Escorial. N.d. Photograph. Madrid. Artstor. Web. 19 Nov. 2013.
Juan de Toledo . N.d. Museo del Prado. Wikipedia. Web. 18 Nov. 2013.
St. Peter's Basilica. N.d. Photograph. Vatican City. Artstor. Web. 19 Nov. 2013.