(active 1660s in Andalusia)

Exterior view

c. 1667
Carthusian monastery, Jerez de la Frontera

The church of the Carthusian monastery of Santa María de la Defensión looks like a Baroque interpretation of a Gothic shrine. This is less to the late Gothic nave structure, which somewhat restricted the architectural options here, but to a concept of architecture which saw its objective as a breakdown of structural elements through decoration and the graphic development of the wall.

The photo shows the façade of the church.

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