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   

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

   
   
     

 

 

El Greco The Burial of Count Orgaz oil painting   

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

   
   
     

 

 

El Greco View of Toledo oil painting   

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

   
   
     

 

 

El Greco Saints John the Evangelist and Francis oil painting   

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

   
   
     

 

 

El Greco St.Martin and the Beggar oil painting   

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

   
   
     

 

 

El Greco Madonna and Child with St.Marina and St.Agnes oil painting   

Painting ID::  1115
El Greco
Madonna and Child with St.Marina and St.Agnes
1597-99 National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

   
   
     

 

 

El Greco Fray Hortensio Felix Paravicino oil painting   

Painting ID::  1116
El Greco
Fray Hortensio Felix Paravicino
1609 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

   
   
     

 

 

El Greco Laocoon 1 oil painting   

Painting ID::  1118
El Greco
Laocoon 1
1610

   
   
     

 

 

El Greco The Saviour oil painting   

Painting ID::  1119
El Greco
The Saviour
1604-14 Greco Museum, Toledo

   
   
     

 

 

El Greco Christ Carrying the Cross oil painting   

Painting ID::  1121
El Greco
Christ Carrying the Cross
1600-1605 Museo del Prado, Madrid

   
   
     

 

 

El Greco The Miracle of Christ Healing the Blind oil painting   

Painting ID::  19022
El Greco
The Miracle of Christ Healing the Blind
1575, oil on canvas, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

   
   
     

 

 

El Greco The Disrobing of Christ oil painting   

Painting ID::  19023
El Greco
The Disrobing of Christ
1583-84, canvas, Pinakothek at Munich

   
   
     

 

 

El Greco Resurrection oil painting   

Painting ID::  19024
El Greco
Resurrection
approx. 1584-94, Museo del Prado, Madrid

   
   
     

 

 

El Greco St. Louis oil painting   

Painting ID::  19025
El Greco
St. Louis
King of France, approx. 1586-94, Mus??e du Louvre

   
   
     

 

 

El Greco Portrait of a Cardinal oil painting   

Painting ID::  19026
El Greco
Portrait of a Cardinal
oil on canvas, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

   
   
     

 

 

El Greco Saint Jerome as a Cardinal oil painting   

Painting ID::  19027
El Greco
Saint Jerome as a Cardinal
oil on canvas, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

   
   
     

 

 

El Greco Apostles Peter and Paul oil painting   

Painting ID::  19028
El Greco
Apostles Peter and Paul
1587-92, oil on canvas, The Hermitage at St. Petersburg

   
   
     

 

 

El Greco St. John the Evangelist oil painting   

Painting ID::  19029
El Greco
St. John the Evangelist
approx. 1594-1604, oil on canvas, Museo del Prado, Madrid.

   
   
     

 

 

El Greco Portrait of a Lady oil painting   

Painting ID::  19030
El Greco
Portrait of a Lady
approx. 1594-1601, Philadelphia Museum of Art.

   
   
     

 

 

El Greco Holy Family oil painting   

Painting ID::  19031
El Greco
Holy Family
approx. 1594-1604, Hospital of San Juan Bautista, Toledo

   
   
     

 

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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.