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
 


Juan Martinez Montanes.

Juan Martínez Montañés, in full Juan de Martínez Montañés (born March 16, 1568, Alcalá la Real, Jaén, Spain—died June 18, 1649, Sevilla), Spanish sculptor who was instrumental in the transition from Mannerism to the Baroque. His work influenced not only the sculptors and altarmakers of Spain and Latin America but also the Spanish painters of his century.

After studying in Granada under Pablo de Rojas (1579–82), Montañés went to Sevilla (Seville) in 1587 and established a studio that lasted until his death. He became known as the “Dios de la Madera” (“God of Wood Carving”) and had 50 years of enormous output and influence. He is remembered for his wood altars and altar figures covered with polished gold and paint in various colours. They are marked by an admirable aristocratic dignity, realistic yet idealized. He set the style throughout Spain and Latin America with such works as the statues of Christ on the cross, looking at the beholder; of the child Christ; and of the Immaculate Conception (all at the Sevilla Cathedral). The church in Santiponce, near Sevilla, contains his finest altar (1610–13); his largest work is at San Miguel in Jérez de la Frontera (1617–45).


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Juan Martinez Montanes. Statue of John the Baptist
Church of Santa Paula, Seville

 


Juan Martinez Montanes. The Merciful Christ
c. 1603
Polychromed wood
Cathedral, Seville


Juan Martinez Montanes. Saint John the Baptist.
Metropolitan Museum of Art




Juan Martinez Montanes. Statue of John the Baptist.
Meadows Museum at SMU, Dallas, Texas




Juan Martinez Montanes. San Juan Evangelista




Juan Martinez Montanes. Bautismo de Cristo




Juan Martinez Montanes. Inmaculada, (La Cieguecita), 1629-1631
Catedral de Sevilla




Juan Martinez Montanes. Inmaculada (details)




Juan Martinez Montanes. Escultura de San Cristobal, 1597
Iglesia del Salvador de Sevilla




Juan Martinez Montanes. San Francisco de Borja, church of Anunciación, Seville





Juan Martinez Montanes. San Bruno.
Museo de Bellas Artes de Sevilla




Juan Martinez Montanes. Statue of St Dominic Penitent




Juan Martinez Montanes. The Adoration of the Shepherds
1609-13
Wood
San Isidoro del Campo, Santiponce




Juan Martinez Montanes. Bust on a Reliquiary
Painted wood
Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest

 
 

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