Sunday, July 27, 2008

Timeless Masterpieces of The Great Masters- El Greco

View of Toledo (1596-1600) El Greco

The Assumption of the Virgin (1577) El Greco

The Spoliation (1577-1579) El Greco


Portrait of An Old Man (1595- 1600)
(Presumed Self Portrait of El Greco)


El Greco (1541- April 7, 1614) was a painter, scupltor and architect of the Spanish Renaissance. El Greco was born in Crete which was at the time part of the Republic of Venice, and the center of Post-Byzantine art. He trained and became a master within that tradition before traveling at age 26 to Venice, as other Greek artists had done. El Greco is regarded as a precursor of both Expressionism and Cubism. El Greco has been characterized by modern scholars as an artist so individual that he belongs to no conventional school. He died on April 7, 1614.

Tags: El Greco, Timeless Masterpieces of The Great Masters, Renaissance, Post Byzantine Period, Expressionism, Cubism

Posted by: Mel Avila Alarilla

1 comment:

Sadia Hussain said...

Enjoyed it thoroughly. One can keep gazing at these masterpieces and never get tired. An artist myself would like to welcome you to visit my blog http://sadiapaintings.blogspot.com

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