El Greco (1541 - April 7, 1614) was a painter, sculptor, and architect of the Spanish Renaissance. He usually signed his paintings in Greek letters with his full name, Domenicos Theotokopoulos, underscoring his Greek origin

El Greco was born in Crete, which was at that time part of the Republic of Venice, and the centre of Post-Byzantine art. He trained and became a master within that tradition before travelling at age 26 to Venice, as other Greek artists had done. In 1570 he moved to Rome, where he opened a workshop and executed a series of works. During his stay in Italy, El Greco enriched his style with elements of Mannerism and of the Venetian Renaissance. In 1577 he moved to Toledo, Spain, where he lived and worked until his death. In Toledo, El Greco received several major commissions and produced his best known paintings. (From Wikipedia)


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Apostle St Bartholomew 1610-14 - El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) - www.el-greco-foundation.org
Apostle St Bartholomew 1610-14
The Magdalene - El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) - www.el-greco-foundation.org
The Magdalene
The Nativity 1603-05 - El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) - www.el-greco-foundation.org
The Nativity 1603-05
St Martin and the Beggar 1597-99 - El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) - www.el-greco-foundation.org
St Martin and the Beggar 1597-99
St Jerome as a Scholar (detail) 1600-14 - El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) - www.el-greco-foundation.org
St Jerome as a Scholar (detail) 1600-14
Apostle St James the Greater 1610-14 - El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) - www.el-greco-foundation.org
Apostle St James the Greater 1610-14
Christ 1590-95 - El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) - www.el-greco-foundation.org
Christ 1590-95
Christ Carrying the Cross, 1600-1605 - El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) - www.el-greco-foundation.org
Christ Carrying the Cross, 1600-1605
Portrait of Cardinal Niño de Guevara (detail) - El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) - www.el-greco-foundation.org
Portrait of Cardinal Niño de Guevara (detail)
The Assumption of the Virgin 1577 - El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) - www.el-greco-foundation.org
The Assumption of the Virgin 1577
The Visitation 1610-13 - El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) - www.el-greco-foundation.org
The Visitation 1610-13
Mary Magdalen in Penitence 1585-90 - El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) - www.el-greco-foundation.org
Mary Magdalen in Penitence 1585-90

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