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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.

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El Greco Self Portrait 1 oil painting artist


El Greco Self Portrait 1 oil painting artist

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

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El Greco The Burial of Count Orgaz oil painting artist


El Greco The Burial of Count Orgaz oil painting artist

The Burial of Count Orgaz
Painting ID::  1110
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1586

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El Greco View of Toledo oil painting artist


El Greco View of Toledo oil painting artist

View of Toledo
Painting ID::  1112
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1597 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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El Greco Saints John the Evangelist and Francis oil painting artist


El Greco Saints John the Evangelist and Francis oil painting artist

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

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El Greco St.Martin and the Beggar oil painting artist


El Greco St.Martin and the Beggar oil painting artist

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

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