Sketchbook - Greco - Portrait of Jorge Manuel

Sketchbook - Greco - Portrait of Jorge Manuel

Greco (1541 - 1614)
Portrait of Jorge Manuel Theotocopoulos, circa 1603 - Oil on canvas / H.74, L.51.5 cm

Sketchbook, 14 x 22 cm, 30-sheet block - High quality drawing paper, Lana Dessin Médium white medium 220 g /m² - The textured grain surface of this paper is suitable for a wide variety of techniques ...
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Dimensions :
14 x 22 cm
Artist :
Domínikos Theotokópoulos, called El Greco (1541-1614)
Museum :
Grand Palais
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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.