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El Greco - Exhibition booklet

The last great master of the Renaissance and first great painter of the Golden Age, Domenico Theotokopoulos (1541-1614), known as El Greco, holds a singular place in the history of art. Rediscovered by the avant-garde at the beginning of the 20th century, his work is still viewed today with the eye of ...
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Characteristics

Number of illustrations :
40
Museum :
Grand Palais
Dimensions :
12,5 x 17,5 x 1,1 cm
French
EAN :
9782072866302
Reference :
GK197397
English
EAN :
9782072877094
Reference :
GK197485

Editor

Diffuseur :
FLAMMARION SA
Distributeur :
FLAMMARION SA

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The artist

Domínikos Theotokópoulos, called El Greco (1541-1614)

El Greco was born around 1541 in Crete, which was then part of the Republic of Venice. In his mid-twenties, he went to Venice and studied with Titian, the most famous painter of his time. At around the age of 35, he moved to Toledo, Spain, where he lived and worked all his life, producing his best-known paintings. His works of this period are considered as precursors of expressionism and cubism. We remember above all his elongated and tortured characters, often of a religious nature, whose style disconcerted his contemporaries but helped to establish his reputation in the years to come.