Alonso Cano

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Cano, Alonso (1601–67). Spanish painter and architect. During the 1620s he assisted his father with the design of altar-pieces, but his west front of Granada Cathedral (from 1667) is stupendous, recalling arched Romanesque fronts (e.g. Lincoln Cathedral). Consisting of three huge arches, it does not employ the Orders, but rather species of pilasters, panels, and layers of planes.

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Kubler & and Soria (1959);
Rosenthal (1961)