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Gil de Siloé

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Documented between 1486 and 1503

"Sculptor and creator of religious images He was one of the most important figures in Hispanic and European sculpture in the 15th century."

He was active in Castile between 1470 and 1501, and was the father and teacher of the Renaissance architect, Diego de Siloé. He is very often called Gil of Antwerp, as he came from there. He is certainly the most notable sculptor of the Isabelline Gothic period, and combined Mudejar techniques with the flamboyant Flemish style. He took an active part in John and Simon of Cologne’s workshop. His most important works can be found in the Cartuja de Miraflores monastery. The ensemble in the main chapel consists of three pieces: in the centre of the presbytery, the recumbent figures on the tombs of John II and Isabella of Portugal, both forming a single piece lying on a plinth in the shape of an eight-point star; the tomb of the Infante Alfonso lies next to the Evangelist’s wall, and the main altarpiece is in the sanctuary.

Highlighted works

  • Tombs of John II of Castile and Isabella of Portugal (Cartuja de Miraflores, Burgos)
  • Tomb of the Infante Alonso (Cartuja de Miraflores, Burgos)
  • Altarpiece of Santa Ana (Burgos Cathedral)
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