Magnet El Greco - The Virgin Mary

Magnet El Greco - The Virgin Mary

Domenico Theotokopoulos, known as El Greco
The Virgin Mary, About 1590 - Oil on canvas; 53 x 37 cm
Strasbourg, Museum of Fine Arts - Photo © RMN-Grand Palais / Bulloz Agency

This Virgin, one of his masterpieces, was donated to the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Strasbourg in 1893 by an English collector, Sir ...
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Dimensions :
5,4 x 7,9 cm
Artist :
Domínikos Theotokópoulos, called El Greco (1541-1614)
Art movements :
Renaissance, Mannerism
Museum :
Grand Palais
Themes :
Religions, Portrait
Material :
Metal alloys
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Original work kept at :
Strasbourg, musée des Beaux-Ar

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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.