Portrait of Domenikos Theotokopoulos El Greco

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1541-1614

Greek (Active in Spain) Mannerist Painter

El Greco (medieval Castilian for "the Greek") is the name by which Δομίνικος Θεοτοκόπουλος Dominikos Theotokopulos (1541, Fodele?, Candia (modern Iraklion), Crete - April 7, 1614, Toledo, Spain), a Cretan Greek, painter, sculptor and architect of the Spanish school. He is best known for tortuously elongated figures and often fantastic or phantasmagoric pigmentation.
He was a painter in Crete and first trained as an icon painter. At the age of twenty-six he journeyed to Venice where he is said to have studied western-style art under Titian and Tintoretto. He spent almost two years there before moving to Rome. In Rome, El Greco was influenced by the mannerist style as practiced by followers of Michelangelo. Mannerism appealed to him because of the talent and intelligence and virtuosity required to create the images. In 1577 he emigrated to Toledo - at the time the religious capital of Spain - where he produced his mature works. The Christian doctrines greatly influenced his life and his artwork, leading him to a successful career as a painter of altarpieces and portraits. Some works include The Annunciation, Laocoon, and The Repentent Peter. Many of El Greco's works are on display at Madrid's Museo del Prado; however others can be found in other places such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and The National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.
El Greco referred to himself not as a craftsman or painter, but rather as an artist-philosopher because he was guided by his underlying religious principles. His works are all very intense to the viewer. The strong spiritual emotion transfers from painting directly to the audience. A fantastic example of his religious fervor is in the painting, "Saint Francis in Prayer." His strange art has had many wonder if he was insane or suffered from eye problems, such as astigmatism, but in actuality it simply reflected the strong Christian influence in Spain during the time.
After his death, El Greco's work fell into relative obscurity. It was not until the late nineteenth century that artists and critics renewed interest in his highly individual manner of expression. El Greco's liberation of form, light and color inspired artists such as Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock in their efforts to transform the art of painting of the 20th century.
The Burial of Count Orgaz was painted by El Greco in 1586. Based on a 14th-century legend, it is an expressive work, full of religious fervour."El Greco sought to convey the essential or universal meaning of the subject through a process of redefinition and reduction. In Toledo, he accomplished this by abandoning the Renaissance emphasis on the observation and selection of natural phenomena. Instead he responded to Byzantine and sixteenth-century Mannerist art in which images are conceived in the mind. Space is perceived in the imagination rather than misused; light is incandescent, fitful and unreal; colours are pure, luminous and unearthly; figures are elongated, energised and dematerialised. All are illuminated and quickened by God's Grace."

20 El Greco Paintings

The Purification of the Temple, c.1600 by El Greco | Painting Reproduction

The Purification of the Temple c.1600

Oil Painting
$3299
Canvas Print
$53.58
SKU: GEL-3195
Domenikos Theotokopoulos El Greco
Original Size: 42 x 52.4 cm
Frick Collection, New York, USA

Saint Jerome, c.1590/00 by El Greco | Painting Reproduction

Saint Jerome c.1590/00

Oil Painting
$2362
Canvas Print
$62.92
SKU: GEL-3196
Domenikos Theotokopoulos El Greco
Original Size: 110.5 x 95.3 cm
Frick Collection, New York, USA

Portrait of Vincenzo Anastagi, c.1571/76 by El Greco | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of Vincenzo Anastagi c.1571/76

Oil Painting
$2329
Canvas Print
$49.27
SKU: GEL-3197
Domenikos Theotokopoulos El Greco
Original Size: 188 x 126.7 cm
Frick Collection, New York, USA

The Agony in the Garden, c. 1590/95 by El Greco | Painting Reproduction

The Agony in the Garden c. 1590/95

Oil Painting
$2447
Canvas Print
$65.34
SKU: GEL-3229
Domenikos Theotokopoulos El Greco
Original Size: 102.2 x 113.7 cm
Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio, USA

View of Toledo, c.1599/00 by El Greco | Painting Reproduction

View of Toledo c.1599/00

Oil Painting
$2362
Canvas Print
$65.60
SKU: GEL-4593
Domenikos Theotokopoulos El Greco
Original Size: 121.3 x 108.6 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Madonna and Child, c.1590 by El Greco | Painting Reproduction

Madonna and Child c.1590

Oil Painting
$1566
SKU: GEL-4594
Domenikos Theotokopoulos El Greco
Original Size: unknown
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan, USA

St John the Baptist, c.1600 by El Greco | Painting Reproduction

St John the Baptist c.1600

Oil Painting
$2616
SKU: GEL-4595
Domenikos Theotokopoulos El Greco
Original Size: unknown
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

The Holy Family with Mary Magdalen, c.1590/95 by El Greco | Painting Reproduction

The Holy Family with Mary Magdalen c.1590/95

Oil Painting
$2834
Canvas Print
$55.97
SKU: GEL-4596
Domenikos Theotokopoulos El Greco
Original Size: 130 x 100 cm
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, USA

St Francis Venerating the Crucifix, c.1595 by El Greco | Painting Reproduction

St Francis Venerating the Crucifix c.1595

Oil Painting
$2648
SKU: GEL-4597
Domenikos Theotokopoulos El Greco
Original Size: unknown
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

Christ on the Cross, c.1600/10 by El Greco | Painting Reproduction

Christ on the Cross c.1600/10

Oil Painting
$2300
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: GEL-4598
Domenikos Theotokopoulos El Greco
Original Size: 193 x 116 cm
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, USA

Portrait of Fray Hortensio Felix Paravicino, 1609 by El Greco | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of Fray Hortensio Felix Paravicino 1609

Oil Painting
$2744
SKU: GEL-4599
Domenikos Theotokopoulos El Greco
Original Size: unknown
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

Saint Martin and the Beggar, c.1597/99 by El Greco | Painting Reproduction

Saint Martin and the Beggar c.1597/99

Oil Painting
$2508
SKU: GEL-9408
Domenikos Theotokopoulos El Greco
Original Size: 193.5 x 103 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

The Annunciation, c.1570 by El Greco | Painting Reproduction

The Annunciation c.1570

Oil Painting
$1974
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: GEL-16747
Domenikos Theotokopoulos El Greco
Original Size: 26.7 x 20 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

The Trinity, c.1577/79 by El Greco | Painting Reproduction

The Trinity c.1577/79

Oil Painting
$4816
Canvas Print
$52.42
SKU: GEL-16748
Domenikos Theotokopoulos El Greco
Original Size: 300 x 179 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

Adoration of the Shepherds, c.1612/14 by El Greco | Painting Reproduction

Adoration of the Shepherds c.1612/14

Oil Painting
$6503
Canvas Print
$50.93
SKU: GEL-16749
Domenikos Theotokopoulos El Greco
Original Size: 319 x 180 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

The Resurrection, c.1597/00 by El Greco | Painting Reproduction

The Resurrection c.1597/00

Oil Painting
$5843
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: GEL-16750
Domenikos Theotokopoulos El Greco
Original Size: 275 x 127 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

The Baptism of Christ, c.1597/00 by El Greco | Painting Reproduction

The Baptism of Christ c.1597/00

Oil Painting
$5643
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: GEL-16751
Domenikos Theotokopoulos El Greco
Original Size: 350 x 144 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

Saint Andrew and Saint Francis, c.1595 by El Greco | Painting Reproduction

Saint Andrew and Saint Francis c.1595

Oil Painting
$2677
Canvas Print
$48.60
SKU: GEL-16752
Domenikos Theotokopoulos El Greco
Original Size: 167 x 113 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

The Crucifixion, c.1597/00 by El Greco | Painting Reproduction

The Crucifixion c.1597/00

Oil Painting
$4970
Canvas Print
$49.59
SKU: GEL-16753
Domenikos Theotokopoulos El Greco
Original Size: 312 x 169 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

Pentecost, c.1600 by El Greco | Painting Reproduction

Pentecost c.1600

Oil Painting
$6094
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: GEL-16754
Domenikos Theotokopoulos El Greco
Original Size: 275 x 127 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

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