Renaissance Art

In the 16th Century


Plateresque Style (1500-1530)

Plateresque comes from "work of a silversmith" because of the extensive decoration it presents.
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Purist Style (1530-1560)

Adopted Renaissance elements in the building structure and enlarged the decorative elements
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Herreriano style (1560-1600)

Simple structures,slate roofs and bare decorations
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Follows a unique style,pieces were made of wood and then painted,this is called polychrone sculpture.

Most of them are religious and statues were used for altarpieces and chapels.

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Famous artists like Pedro Berruguete,Vicente Masip or El Greco.

The Themes are usually religious,inspired by the Catholic Counter-Reformation.

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