This is Pedro Machuca

By Gwylym Owen

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Pedro Machuca (c. 1490 in Toledo, Spain – 1550) is mainly remembered as the Spanish architect liable for the design of the Palace of Charles V (begun 1528) adjacent to the Alcazar in Granada. The significance of this comport yourself is that it represents likely the first major perpetual Renaissance style building in Spain. Culturally, it represents the urge by the conquering Christians to challenge the hegemony of Moorish architecture in the recently (1492) acquired province of Granada.

The details of his dynamism are below par known. Born in Toledo, he is said to have been a pupil or connections with Michelangelo and Pontormo. Returning to Spain in 1520, he worked as a painter in the Royal Chapel of Granada, as competently as in Jaén, Toledo, and Uclés.

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