Presentation on theme: "El Greco (Domenicos Theotokopoulos), 1541-1614 Self Portrait EL GRECO PASSIONATE VISIONARY One of he greatest Spanish painters“ but was Greek by birth."— Presentation transcript:
El Greco (Domenicos Theotokopoulos), 1541-1614 Self Portrait EL GRECO PASSIONATE VISIONARY One of he greatest Spanish painters“ but was Greek by birth El Greco" Castilian for "The Greek“. Almost nothing known about his early life. Spent most of his life in the Toledo area of Spain – extremely pious, cultured man, his very intense, spiritual works are famed for their tortuously elongated figures.
Christ Healing the Blind Man. 1560s. Oil on panel. Alte Meister Gallerie, Dresden, Germany
El Greco. Annunciation. Before 1570. Tempera on panel. Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain. elongated figures, ever straining upward, intense and unusual colors, Passionate and energetic.
El Greco. Christ Driving the Traders from the Temple. c.1570. Oil on panel. National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA.
El Greco. Mary Magdalen in Penitence. c. 1577. Oil on canvas. Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA His artistic roots are diverse: he traveled between Venice, Rome, and Spain (settling in Toledo). The Christian doctrines of Spain made a crucial impact on his approach to painting, and his art represents a blend of passion and restraint, religious fervor and Neo-Platonism, influenced by the mysticism of the Counter-Reformation.
View of Toledo c. 1597 (180 Kb); Oil on canvas, 121.3 x 108.6 cm (47 3/4 x 42 3/4 in); The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
The Adoration of the Shepherds 1612-14 (230 Kb); Oil on canvas, 319 x 180 cm (125 5/8 x 70 7/8"); Museo del Prado, Madrid Portrait of a Cardinal c. 1600 (160 Kb); Oil on canvas, 180.8 x 108 cm (67 1/4 x 42 1/2 in); The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Baptism of Christ 1597-1600 Oil on canvas, 350 x 144 cm; Museo del Prado, Madrid The Holy Trinity 1577 Oil on canvas, 300 x 179 cm (118 1/8 x 70 1/2"); Museo del Prado, Madrid