SPANISH RENAISSANCE ART
Adrián Melchor Martínez - 2º E
- Plateresque style(1500-1530): gothic forms were kept inside buildings, but the outside incorporated Renaissance decorative motifs like coats or arms, medallons and pinnacles.
- Purist style (1530-1560): it adopted Renaissance elements in the building structure and enlarged the decorative elementes.
- Herreriano style (1560-1600): talking its name from the architect Juan de Herrera, it is characterised by simple structures, slate roofs and bare decoration.
The most famous sculptors are Alonso Berruguete and Juan de Juni.
The works of El Greco are very personal and unique. He drew elongated figures with complicated postures.
The themes are usually religious, inspired by the ideas or the Catholic Counter-Reformation, like the veneration of the saints and the Virgin, that were rejected by Protestants.