El Greco

El Greco

Book - 2003
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El Greco (1541-1614), born Domenikos Theotokopoulos, was one of the most fascinating and distinctive artists of the 16th century. His works are immediately recognizable for their brilliant colours, elongated figures, and spiritual intensity. purportedly studied with Titian. A decade later he is documented in Toledo (south of Madrid), and he spent the rest of his long life in Spain. His paintings and writings offer a thoughtful, frequently inspired response to the varied environments in which he worked, and they reveal that he was deeply engaged with the religious and artistic thinking of his times. painting and sculpture, from his Byzantine icons to his late altarpieces. It considers his personality from both a religious and intellectual point of view, and presents the artist's religious, mythological, genre, landscape, and portrait works, providing the historical context in which they were made.
Publisher: London : National Gallery Company : New York : Distributed by Yale University Press, 2003
ISBN: 9781857099331
Branch Call Number: 759.6 Greco-E
Characteristics: 319 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. map
Additional Contributors: Greco 1541?-1614
El Greco (Exhibition)


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