El Greco, aka Domenikos Theotokopoulos
(Greek, 1541 - 1614)
This person is associated with: Mannerism

Greek Mannerist painter, sculptor and architect (Heraclion, 1 October 1541 - Toledo, 7 April 1614). Apprentice of Titian.

Cretan-born painter, sculptor, and architect who settled in Spain. His real name was Domenikos Theotokopoulos but is universally known as El Greco because of his Greek ancestry. Crete was then part of the Venetian Empire.  At about nineteen years of age he moved to Venice where he worked in Titian's studio, and was strongly influenced by the styles of Tintoretto and Jacopo Bassano.  After about fifteen years in Italy he moved to Spain and finally settled in Toledo, where he remained for the rest of his life employed almost exclusively by churchly patrons.  The distortions in his paintings (in the Mannerist style) were once believed to be the result of astigmatism in his eyes but are now recognized as carefully planned to produce a specific emotional effect.

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Contributors:   kohn1fox, Josselin, Willem Hemmen, rocsdad, kkvk
Name:El Greco
Dates:1541 - 1614
This artist has 196 artworks in the database. Add more!
Top owners of works by this artist
Museo Nacional del Prado(Spain - Madrid)26 artworks
Private collection18 artworks
Museo de El Greco(Spain - Toledo)11 artworks
Catedral de Toledo(Spain - Toledo)8 artworks
Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, NY(United States - New York)8 artworks
Toledo Museum of Art (Ohio)(United States - Toledo, OH)8 artworks
National Gallery of Art - Washington DC(United States - Washington)7 artworks
Szépmüvészeti Múzeum - Budapest(Hungary - Budapest)7 artworks
Churches - Spain6 artworks
Galleria Estense - Modena(Italy - Modena)5 artworks
Museo de Santa Cruz(Spain - Toledo)5 artworks

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This person died over 70 years ago (in 1614).

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