''El Greco; Asunción de la Virgen''. The overscale folds of El Greco's draperies suggest the use of a lay figure. The effect is to create a sense of unreality - like a mad dream where nothing is as it should be.

''El Greco; Asunción de la Virgen''. The overscale folds of El Greco's draperies suggest the use of a lay figure. The effect is to create a sense of unreality - like a mad dream where nothing is as it should be.

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El Greco, "Nobleman with his Hand on his Chest". Possible self-portrait of El Greco. 1583-85  Museo del Prado, Madrid

El Greco, "Nobleman with his Hand on his Chest". Possible self-portrait of El Greco. 1583-85 Museo del Prado, Madrid

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El Greco

El Greco

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The Resurrection by El Greco, 1596-1600. El Greco, born Doménikos Theotokópoulos, (1541-1614) was a painter, sculptor and architect of the Spanish Renaissance. El Greco's dramatic and expressionistic style found appreciation in the 20th century. El Greco is regarded as a precursor of both Expressionism and Cubism. He is best known for tortuously elongated figures and often fantastic or phantasmagorical pigmentation, marrying Byzantine traditions with those of Western painting.

The Resurrection by El Greco, 1596-1600. El Greco, born Doménikos Theotokópoulos, (1541-1614) was a painter, sculptor and architect of the Spanish Renaissance. El Greco's dramatic and expressionistic style found appreciation in the 20th century. El Greco is regarded as a precursor of both Expressionism and Cubism. He is best known for tortuously elongated figures and often fantastic or phantasmagorical pigmentation, marrying Byzantine traditions with those of Western painting.

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El Greco.  Es formalmente compleja y coherente; Es producto de la intención de hacer una obra de arte; Está sometida a un lenguaje crítico de juicio y apreciación, más o menos elaborado.

El Greco. Es formalmente compleja y coherente; Es producto de la intención de hacer una obra de arte; Está sometida a un lenguaje crítico de juicio y apreciación, más o menos elaborado.

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el Greco's Christ carrying the cross, a must see if you get to The Metropolitan Museum of Art

el Greco's Christ carrying the cross, a must see if you get to The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Baptism of Christ - El Greco. El Greco uses his customary language, with stylized forms and loose brushstrokes, obtaining an intensely spiritual expression. The work was painted for the main altarpiece of the church of the Augustine College of María de Aragón in Madrid

Baptism of Christ - El Greco. El Greco uses his customary language, with stylized forms and loose brushstrokes, obtaining an intensely spiritual expression. The work was painted for the main altarpiece of the church of the Augustine College of María de Aragón in Madrid

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'View of Toledo', by El Greco c.1596-1600, Oil on Canvas. It's very rare to find an isolated landscape in the spanish paintings during the Renaissance and even during the Baroque. This makes El Greco the first landscaper in the history of Spanish art. Regarding its enigmatic symbolism, it is thought that it could be related to the mystic spirit that the city was involved during those times.

'View of Toledo', by El Greco c.1596-1600, Oil on Canvas. It's very rare to find an isolated landscape in the spanish paintings during the Renaissance and even during the Baroque. This makes El Greco the first landscaper in the history of Spanish art. Regarding its enigmatic symbolism, it is thought that it could be related to the mystic spirit that the city was involved during those times.

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Pinner says "Jesus Christ by El Greco" but I don't believe that this is his style. It's much less impressionistic than his other work. After a lot of googling, I've found no concrete source that says Greco actually painted it. However, I can't seem to find who it is really by. Anyone know? ~ARB

Pinner says "Jesus Christ by El Greco" but I don't believe that this is his style. It's much less impressionistic than his other work. After a lot of googling, I've found no concrete source that says Greco actually painted it. However, I can't seem to find who it is really by. Anyone know? ~ARB

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Quien no os ama está cautivo y ajeno de libertad; quien a vos quiere allegar no tendrá en nada desvío. Oh dichoso poderío, donde el mal no halla cabida, vos seáis la bienvenida.El Greco                                                                                                                                                      Más

Quien no os ama está cautivo y ajeno de libertad; quien a vos quiere allegar no tendrá en nada desvío. Oh dichoso poderío, donde el mal no halla cabida, vos seáis la bienvenida.El Greco Más

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