MAGNIFICENCE OF MARBLE
BARTOLOME ORDOÑEZ AND DIEGO DE SILOE
Materia: Arte medieval y renacimiento
Ordóñez and de Siloé were influenced in their art by the work of Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael, and continued to develop their own style: poetical and expressive, it was modelled on the Italian Renaissance mixed with borrowings from Antiquity, but without giving up the Naturalism typical of the Iberian peninsula. As masters of a variety of techniques they found in Naples that the unique marble from Carrara provided a fertile environment for their creative work. Their activities here provided the decisive impetus for the continued development of artistic taste towards the High Renaissance and laid the foundation stone for the Neapolitan “School” with its main representatives Girolamo Santacroce and Giovanni da Nola.