Magnet El Greco Portrait of Cardinal Niño de Guevara

Magnet El Greco Portrait of Cardinal Niño de Guevara

Domenico Theotokopoulos, known as El Greco
Portrait of a Cardinal, probably Don Fernando Niño de Guevara (1541-1609) c. 1600.

This intense portrait depicts Fernando Niño de Guevara (1541-1609), who in 1596 was named cardinal and is dressed as such here. In 1599 he became Inquisitor General of Spain ...
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Dimensions :
5,4 x 7,9 cm
Museum :
Grand Palais
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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.