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El Greco (1541-1614) | 156 artworks | Part.³


Domenikos Theotokopoulos (1541 - April 7, 1614), other wise known as “El Greco” due to his Greek heritage, was a popular Greek painter ⏩, sculptor, and architect of the Spanish Renaissance ⏩.
He was a master of post-Byzantine art by the age of 26, when he traveled to Venice, and later Rome, where he opened his first workshop.
For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by El Greco see:

























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El Greco (1541-1614) | 156 artworks | Part.⁴


Born in 1541 in either the village of Fodele or Candia (the Venetian name of Chandax, present day Heraklion) in Crete, El Greco was descended from a prosperous urban family, which had probably been driven out of Chania to Candia after an uprising against the Venetians between 1526-1528.

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El Greco's dramatic and expressionistic style was met with puzzlement by his contemporaries but found appreciation in the 20th century.
El Greco is regarded as a precursor of both Expressionism and Cubism, while his personality and works were a source of inspiration for poets and writers such as Rainer Maria Rilke and Nikos Kazantzakis.
El Greco has been characterized by modern scholars as an artist so individual that he belongs to no conventional school.
He is best known for tortuously elongated figures and often fantastic or phantasmagorical pigmentation, marrying Byzantine traditions with those of Western painting.

For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by El Greco see: