Italian architect and theorist. He began his training in 1732 with the architect Martino Buoncore, whose style he later dismissed as ‘Gothic’. However, Buoncore had a good architectural library, in which Gioffredo studied the writings of Palladio, Vitruvius and Vincenzo Scamozzi. During the same period he studied with the painter ...
German, 16th century, male.
Sculptor (wood), engraver, draughtsman.
The most important work by this anonymous artist is the great altar of Brisach Cathedral (1526), one of the most interesting examples of Baroque art in southern Germany. Another, later work is the less well preserved altar in the church at Niederrothweil near Brisach. The sculptor is not afraid to tackle the most complex and detailed of forms, his figures, almost grotesque in their exaggeration, seeming to whirl and fly....
Spanish, 16th century, male.
Active in Granada.
Pablo de Rojas was the pupil of Rodrigo Moreno, and the master of JM Montanès. He was also the master of Gregorio Fernandez, and thus was well-placed to inspire the two most important Baroque schools in Spain. He produced several statues in Granada Cathedral, and was an early exponent of Spanish religious statuary - which was both realist and intensely spiritual, in accordance with the taste of Andalucians. His studio was taken over by Alonso de Mena....