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El Greco

(c.1541 - 1614)

Biography

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The most unusual painter in 16th-century Europe, El Greco combined the strict Byzantine style of his homeland, Greece, with influences received during his studies in Venice and the medieval tradition of the country where he worked, Spain.
            Domenicos Theotocopoulos, later called El Greco, the Greek, by the Spaniards, was born in Candia, on the island of Crete. Nothing is known of his parentage. He was trained as icon-maker in a monastery; he then went to Venice (soon after 1560), where Titian became his greatest mentor. El Greco, however, obtained very little influence from his master; but a certain influence of Bassano, Baroccio, Veronese, and Tintoretto could be felt but on the whole his works are very individual and distinct. In 1570, El Greco went by way of Parma (where he appreciated Correggio) to Rome, where he met Michelangelo. He criticized his Last Judgment severely, and offered to produce a better composition. But on the whole Michelangelo and the Central Italian Mannerists stimulated him.Read El Greco's Full Biography

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El Greco. Christ Healing the Blind Man. Christ Healing the Blind Man. 1560s. Oil on panel. Alte Meister Gallerie, Dresden, Germany. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
El Greco. Annunciation. Annunciation. Before 1570. Tempera on panel. Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
El Greco. Portrait of Giulio Clovio. Portrait of Giulio Clovio. c.1570. Oil on canvas. Museo e Galleria Nazionale di Capodimonte, Naples, Italy. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
El Greco. The Annunciation. The Annunciation. 1570-1575. Oil on canvas. Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection, Lugano-Castagnola, Switzerland. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
El Greco. Boy Lighting a Candle (Boy Blowing on an Ember). Boy Lighting a Candle (Boy Blowing on an Ember). c.1570-1575. Oil on canvas. Private collection. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
El Greco. Fable. Fable. c.1570-1575. Oil on canvas. Private collection. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
El Greco. Christ Driving the Traders from the Temple. Christ Driving the Traders from the Temple. c.1570. Oil on panel. National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
El Greco. The Annunciation. The Annunciation. c.1575. Oil on canvas. Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
El Greco. St. Mary Magdalene. St. Mary Magdalene. . Oil on canvas. Szepmuveseti Muzeum, Budapest, Hungary. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
El Greco. The Holy Trinity. The Holy Trinity. 1577. Oil on canvas. Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
El Greco. Mary Magdalen in Penitence. Mary Magdalen in Penitence. c.1577. Oil on canvas. Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
El Greco. St. Sebastian. St. Sebastian. c.1577-1578. Oil on canvas. Cathedral Sacristy, Palencia, Spain. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
El Greco. Assumption of the Virgin. Assumption of the Virgin. 1577-1579. Oil on canvas. Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
El Greco. Disrobing of Christ. Disrobing of Christ. 1577-1579. Oil on canvas. Toledo Cathedral, Toledo, Spain. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
El Greco. The Dream of Philip II. The Dream of Philip II. 1579. Oil on canvas. Real Monasterio, Escorial, Spain. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
El Greco. Portrait of a Nobleman with His Hand on His Chest. Portrait of a Nobleman with His Hand on His Chest. c.1580. Oil on canvas. Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
El Greco. The Martyrdom of St. Maurice. The Martyrdom of St. Maurice. 1580-82. Oil on canvas. Real Monasterio, Escorial, Spain. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
El Greco. St.Peter in Tears. St.Peter in Tears. c.1580-1585. Oil on canvas. The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, Couty Durham, UK. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
El Greco. Mary Magdalen in Penitence. Mary Magdalen in Penitence. c.1580-1585. Oil on canvas. Nelson Gallery-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
El Greco. Gentleman of the House of Leiva (?). Gentleman of the House of Leiva (?). c. 1580-1585. Oil on canvas. Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
El Greco. The Martyrdom of St. Maurice. The Martyrdom of St. Maurice. 1580s. Oil on canvas. Art Museum, Bucharest, Romania. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
El Greco. The Resurrection. The Resurrection. 1584-1594. Oil on canvas. Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain. Read Note. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
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