Berruguete

Berruguete

 

a family of Spanish artists.

Pedro Berruguete. Born circa 1450 (?), in Paredes de Nava; died 1504, in Palencia. Painter. Between 1475 and 1482, Pedro Berruguete worked in Urbino (Italy), and from 1483, in Spain. His paintings (scenes from the life of St. Thomas, Prado Museum, Madrid) combine the knowledge of scientific perspective and vivacity of observation with static poses in the medieval manner and, at times, a diversity of scale in the treatment of figures.

Alonso Berruguete. Born circa 1486, in Paredes de Nava; died Sept. 13 (or 26), 1561, in Toledo. Sculptor, architect, and painter. Son and pupil of Pedro Berruguete, Alonso studied in Italy with Michelangelo (c. 1504–17). In 1518 he began working in Spain. His sculpture (mainly altarpieces) is expressive and highly emotional, which was typical of 16th-century Spanish art.

REFERENCES

Orueta y Duarte R. de. Berruguete y su obra. Madrid, 1917.
Láinez, A. R. Pedro Berruguete, pintor de Castilla. Madrid, 1935.
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An early Renaissance portrait by Pedro Berruguete shows Montefeltro absorbed in a book while Piero della Francesca, in an altarpiece, shows him deep in prayer.
Berruguete dug up deep in time to reveal the static power of the setting: the color coordination between the Angel's wings and Mary's garments, continued in the coordinated symmetry of gesture and posture elevates the image to a pre-designed phenomenon, as if fixed since the beginning of ages.
As a representation of a scholar, it borrows from images of St Jerome as well as the cycle of 28 three-quarter length Famous Men by Justus and Berruguete from Federico's studiolo, now divided between Urbino and the Louvre.
6) These can be said to culminate in the oeuvre of Jorge Ingles, and above all in that of Fernando Gallego, the great Castillian painter of the Hispano-Flemish tradition who was mainly active in Salamanca and Zamora, not to mention the very young Pedro Berruguete.
Nevertheless, Pedro Berruguete himself slips in and out of focus according to which theory of the extent of his oeuvre is currently fashionably.
Did Berruguete go to Urbino to assist Justus, or did he just happen to collaborate on the great series of paintings of famous men which Federico bad commissioned once he got there?