Diego Siloe By: steven Watson


1.Born: 1495 in Burgos Spain

2.Died: October 22 1563 in Spain

3.He lived all over Italy and moved often for work and training but he mostly lived in Granada where he was doing most of his work

4.He trained to be a sculptor with his father and he built great sculptors for public places and people who wanted them done

5.Diegos life style was work filled and had lots of competition due to all the other great artists and sculptors

6.Diego was a architected and a sculptor who did a great job at what he did, he created Catedral de Burgos staircase, san Jeronimo monastery ceiling paintings, and many of the San Jeronimo monastery architecture in and outside the great building

7.One of his patron’s was Francisco de los Cobos and he paid him to build his funerary chapel

8.If Diego siloe had two big isms one would be classicism because all of his work is very neat and symmetrical and naturalism because everything he did looked so natural and all flowed together as one

Art Information:

1.The name of this great building is the San Jeronimo Monastery

2.The building started to go under construction in 1504 and was complete in 1522

3.Well the San Jeronimo Monastery is still in its original standing spot in Granada Spain

4.This monastery is very important because it was a place of religious beliefs and that was a huge deal to many people in the Renaissance. This building had a lot of classicism in it so most of the designs were not new and dated back to Ancient Rome

5.This is by far one of the cooliest and one of the most interesting buildings I have ever seen of the ancient world. It is a church for the Roman Catholics were people use to go to pray and worship god but over time it got turned a place for people to come and visit to see the beauty of this great place. It is a Beautifully constructed place with art and amazing architectural work all in and outside the building to show the real work and dedication put into this ancient gem

6.Classicism is one of the most prominent features of this Building because it is all mostly relating back to Ancient Roman Architecture and it very symmetrical with equal objects on both sides

7.I think this piece is so interesting because it is extremely beautiful and I am still amazed that way back 500 years ago people could build this kind of stuff, it’s almost like magic. Just looking at it and seeing all these pictures on it I am blown away and the fact that it is still standing today I found very shocking with today's world

8.The San Jeronimo Monastery can be found in Granada Spain and their are multiple websites you could go to see great pictures and get some good information from so you can know your stuff from one of the Renaissance greatest works.

Work cited:

"Diego de Siloe." International Dictionary of Architects and Architecture, Gale, 1993. Biography in Context, link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/K1638000336/BIC1?u=bedf0311&xid=90b01628. Accessed 6 Dec. 2016.

Siloe,Diego. San Jeronimo Monastery. 1600s. Granada, Spain

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