Pourquoi Greco est Greco

Pourquoi Greco est Greco


Could we say why this painter is unique? Why after him, nothing was ever the same again? What makes Greco Greco Greco? Do we really know that?
However, his name is familiar to us. We have already seen his paintings that are unlike any other. They please us, disconcert us or attract us, ...
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Dimensions :
17 x 21 x 0,8 cm
Artist :
Domínikos Theotokópoulos, called El Greco (1541-1614)
Museum :
Grand Palais
Size of the book :
Paperback with flap
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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.