El Greco

Greek-born Spanish Mannerist Painter, 1541-1614 Considered a representative of late Renaissance Spanish art, El Greco was actually born in Greece, on the island of Crete. After studying in Venice under Titian, El Greco settled in Toledo, Spain in 1577. At the time he was wildly popular, his emotionally religious paintings being just the ticket for the hometown of the Spanish Inquisition. After his death his work was largely ignored until the beginning of the 20th century; now he considered one of the inspired geniuses of Western art. His distinctive style features bold shapes and colors, with elongated and slightly distorted figures. In Toledo El Greco was in constant demand and liked living large: he maintained a private orchestra to accompany his meals.

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El Greco Self Portrait 1 oil painting


Self Portrait 1
Painting ID::  1108
Artist: El Greco
Painting: Self Portrait 1
Introduction: 1604 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
   
   
     

El Greco The Burial of Count Orgaz oil painting


The Burial of Count Orgaz
Painting ID::  1110
Artist: El Greco
Painting: The Burial of Count Orgaz
Introduction: 1586
   
   
     

El Greco View of Toledo oil painting


View of Toledo
Painting ID::  1112
Artist: El Greco
Painting: View of Toledo
Introduction: 1597 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
   
   
     

El Greco Saints John the Evangelist and Francis oil painting


Saints John the Evangelist and Francis
Painting ID::  1113
Artist: El Greco
Painting: Saints John the Evangelist and Francis
Introduction: 1600 Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence
   
   
     

El Greco St.Martin and the Beggar oil painting


St.Martin and the Beggar
Painting ID::  1114
Artist: El Greco
Painting: St.Martin and the Beggar
Introduction: 1597-99 National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
   
   
     

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     Greek-born Spanish Mannerist Painter, 1541-1614 Considered a representative of late Renaissance Spanish art, El Greco was actually born in Greece, on the island of Crete. After studying in Venice under Titian, El Greco settled in Toledo, Spain in 1577. At the time he was wildly popular, his emotionally religious paintings being just the ticket for the hometown of the Spanish Inquisition. After his death his work was largely ignored until the beginning of the 20th century; now he considered one of the inspired geniuses of Western art. His distinctive style features bold shapes and colors, with elongated and slightly distorted figures. In Toledo El Greco was in constant demand and liked living large: he maintained a private orchestra to accompany his meals.