Spanish Renaissance Artists : Domenikus el Greco

Born DOMENIKOS THEOTOKOPOULOS on the island of Crete in 1541, which was then a Venetian possession. Moved to Rome in 1570, to TOLEDO in 1577 where he settled down, known as EL GRECO (the Greek). Most of his paintings depict religious motives; the style he painted in is called MANNERISM; he is said to have founded the tradition of great Spanish painters.

Tour : El; Greco, 1541-1614, from the National Gallery of Art
El Greco, from the WebMuseum, Paris
DOCUMENTS Links on El Greco's paintings from Artcyclopedia

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Last revised on May 31st 2001