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Greco - The exhibition journal

Greco - The exhibition journal

FRENCH LANGUAGE

We don't look at Greco at all like we look at Tintoretto, but much more like we're going to see Kandinsky, Chagall or Picasso. The avant-gardes of the 20th century were not mistaken. Authors as diverse as Apollinaire, Hemingway, Malraux, Cocteau and Théophile Gautier considered him a ...
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Characteristics

Number of illustrations :
40
Museum :
Grand Palais
Dimensions :
21,8 x 28,4 x 0,3 cm
EAN :
9782711871605
Reference :
EA197160

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.