Dictionary of Art and Artists



 

 


History of

Architecture and Sculpture

 
 

 

 
 

 
 

CONTENTS:

 
 

PART ONE
THE ANCIENT WORLD
PREHISTORIC ART
EGYPTIAN ART

ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN ART
AEGEAN ART
GREEK ART
ETRUSCAN ART
ROMAN ART
EARLY CHRISTIAN AND BYZANTINE ART

PART TWO
THE MIDDLE AGES
EARLY MEDIEVAL ART
ROMANESQUE ART
GOTHIC ART

PART THREE
THE RENAISSANCE THROUGH THE ROCOCO
LATE GOTHIC
THE EARLY RENAISSANCE IN ITALY
THE HIGH RENAISSANCE IN ITALY
MANNERISM AND OTHER TRENDS
THE RENAISSANCE IN THE NORTH
THE BAROQUE IN ITALY AND SPAIN
THE BAROQUE IN FLANDERS AND HOLLAND
THE BAROQUE
THE ROCOCO

PART FOUR
THE MODERN WORLD
NEOCLASSICISM AND ROMANTICISM
REALISM AND IMPRESSIONISM
POST-IMPRESSIONISM, SYMBOLISM, AND ART NOUVEAU

PART FIVE
TWENTIETH-CENTURY
TWENTIETH-CENTURY SCULPTURE
TWENTIETH-CENTURY ARCHITECTURE


INDEX
FIGURES
 

 
 

 
 

CHAPTER SIX
 

THE BAROQUE IN ITALY AND SPAIN
 

PAINTING
ARCHITECTURE AND SCULPTURE - Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
11, 12, 13,14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

 
 


ARCHITECTURE AND SCULPTURE

 


Gregorio Hernandez.

Gregorio Hernández, also called Gregorio Fernández (born c. 1576, Sarria?, Spain—died Jan. 22, 1636, Valladolid), Spanish sculptor whose works are among the finest examples of polychromed wood sculpture created during the Baroque period. His images are characterized by their emotional intensity, spiritual expressiveness, and sense of dramatic gravity, as well as by their illusionistic realism.

Many of his best known statues, such as “St. Veronica” (1614) and the “Pietà” (1617), were once part of sculptural groups for pasos, or floats with scenes from the Passion, which are carried by Spanish religious confraternities during Holy Week processions. One of his iconographical innovations was that of depicting the dead Christ stretched out on a sheet, a well-known example being at the Capuchin monastery of S. Cristo at El Pardo near Madrid (1605). Besides devotional images and pasos, Hernández executed many altarpieces. Among the most important are those at S. Miguel (1606) and the Convento de las Huelgas (1616) in Valladolid, at the Colegiata de S. Pedro in Lerma (1615), and the high altar for the cathedral at Plasencia (1624–34).

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Gregorio Hernandez. Pieta.
1616
Museo de Bellas Artes, Valladolid, Spain




Gregorio Hernandez. Pieta. (detail)
1616
Museo de Bellas Artes, Valladolid, Spain

 


Gregorio Hernandez. Ecce Homo
Polychrome wood
Diocesan Museum, Valladolid


Gregorio Hernandez. Christ at the Column
Polychrome wood
Convent of the Carmelitas Descalzas, Valladolid


Gregorio Hernandez. The Dead Christ




Gregorio Hernandez. The Dead Christ

 


Gregorio Hernandez. The Dead Christ
Polychromed wood
El Pardo, Madrid


Gregorio Hernandez. St Dominic
Polychrome wood
Church of San Pablo, Valladolid


Gregorio Hernandez. St Martin
Polychrome wood
Diocesan Museum, Valladolid




Gregorio Hernandez. San Diego de Alcalá, 1610
Museo Nacional Colegio de San Gregorio, Valladolid (España).




Gregorio Hernandez. San Sebastian, 1615-1620.
Museo Nacional Colegio de San Gregorio, Valladolid (España).





Gregorio Hernandez. Santa Teresa de Jesus, 1625. 
Museo Nacional Colegio de San Gregorio, Valladolid (España).




Gregorio Hernandez. Baptism of Christ.
Museum Nacional de Escultura, in Valladolid (Spain)




Gregorio Hernandez. Inmaculada

 
 

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