People - Pablo de Rojas

ARTIST (1549 - 1611)

Pablo de Rojas moved to Granada in 1579, attracted by the city's rich art and cultural heritage. He studied with Rodrigo Moreno and established his workshop in an area where many artists were working for churches and convents surrounding the Alhambra.

Among his apprentices and disciples was sculptor Juan Martínez Montañés. His nephew, the painter Pedro de Raxis, also became well known and respected for his considerable artistic talent.

Among Pablo de Rojas' best-known work are the images of Jesus Nazareno in the Iglesia de las Angustias; El Crucificado, the Chapel de los Beneficiados of the Cathedral; the Inmaculada, the Church of San Juan de los Reyes and the altarpiece of the Albolote Church.

Aside from Granada, his work can be seen in Cordoba and Jaen, in particular, his altarpieces, images and small insignias, only discovered after lengthy research.

Pablo de Rojas' work was fundamental to the evolution from the Renaissance to the Naturist view, which led to the Andalucian Baroque movement. He married Ana de Aquilar and died in 1611.

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